The Fortune Cookie Prophecy Part 2
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"Sorry." I said.
"You're ruled out by rule number two."
"Don," she said,
"you're crazy, and your silly rules are
eliminating the girl you've been waiting for.
But have it your way. Just take her name and
phone number and when you change your mind,
To get Karen to stop bothering me about it,
I said I would. The girl's name was Susan Maready.
I never called her.
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Just a couple of weeks later, I ran into my
old buddy Tod in the university cafeteria. "Ted,"
"you look like you're walking on air."
"Can you see stars under my feet?"
He said, laughing.
"The fact is, I just got engaged last night."
"Yeah," he said,
"at thirty-two, I was beginning to wonder
if any woman was going to have me."
He pulled his wallet out of his pocket.
"Here," he said, suddenly serious,
"look at this."
It was a thin strip of paper from a fortune
"You will be married within a year."
"That's wild." I said.
"They usually say something that would
fit anyone, like 'You have a magnetic personality.'
They were really taking a chance with that one."
"No kidding." He said.
"And look at me now."
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A few weeks later, my roommate Charlie and
I were eating dinner at a Chinese restaurant.
I shared this story about Ted's fortune cookie
prediction and his subsequent engagement. Just
then, the waiter brought over our post-meal
fortune cookies. Charlie laughed at the coincidence
as we opened our cookies.
Mine said, "You have a magnetic personality."
His said, "You or a close friend will be
married within a year."
A chill ran up my spine. This was really strange.
Something told me to ask Charlie if I could
keep his fortune and he handed it to me with
Not long afterward, my classmate Brian said
he wanted to introduce me to a young woman named
Susan Maready. I was sure I'd heard that name
before but couldn't remember how or where. Since
Brian was married, and therefore I wouldn't
be breaking my "rules" about being
fixed up by single guys, I accepted his offer
to meet Susan.
Susan and I spoke on the phone and planned
a bike ride and a cookout.
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