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Fortune Cookie Writer

FortuneCookie185Everyone knows fortune cookies are the best part of ordering Chinese food … but do you ever think about who writes those fortunes? Someone has to.

One such someone is Donald Lau — a man recently profiled in The New Yorker. He works for Wonton, the largest fortune cookie manufacturer in the world. And while it’s not his only job (he cranks out fortunes between managing accounts), it’s one nonetheless.

Of course, it’s not as easy as it sounds, according to Lau. As the article explained:

“At first, the writing came easily. [But] there is a limited range of experience that can be expressed in one sentence, and, about eleven years into his tenure, Lau began to run out of ideas.”

If you’re full of quick inspiration, it sounds like there could be some (although probably not much) demand for fortune cookie writers.

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