August 04, 2006

Fortune Cookie Wisdom of the Day!

You know, when you first walk out of the building, the heat is kinda nice. Gets the blood flowing. Then by the time you get to the bottom of the steps, the fun is over with.

Had a couple of bank stops to make, then to the swank '90s icon of the AmSouth-Harbert Plaza for some lunch. Obviously, with it being so infernal outside, the choice of food needed to be something cool and refreshing.

So I got the kung pao chicken and hot and sour soup.

I couldn't help myself--the distaff side of the ownership team was doing duty behind the counter today in her husband's absence, and I have found it to be in extremely poor taste to simply stand there in the cramped confines of the luncheonette and gawk without ordering food. It's not nearly so creepy to actually purchase something whilst ogling.

SO, as my mouth bursts into flames and the sprinkler system that is my sweat glands attempts to douse the conflagration, allow me to share with you the ancient secrets of the Orient:

First, this--You will be called upon to help a friend in trouble. Answer the call.

BLAST these inscrutable Chinese--it says I must answer, but it doesn't say whether it's permissable to screen my calls first! I mean, there's trouble, and then there's the sort of trouble that could require the outlay of funds for bail bonds and such. I guess the best I can hope for is that the first person to call will be someone I really like, who needs to borrow a sheet of paper.

Second: You shall soon make a long, overdue personal decision.

Hmm. "Long--comma--overdue." This I must dispute. There are no decisions I must make in my life that require an answer longer than yes or no. Or maybe. And the vast majority of those are made for me by other people. So, I call shenanigans on this one.


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Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 4, 2006 12:54 PM

You will be called upon to help a friend in trouble. Answer the call.

You know, I just realized some of us may need your phone number...

Posted by: Stan at August 4, 2006 01:36 PM


Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 4, 2006 01:52 PM