My last fortune read something along the lines of, "Things would probably be better if you stayed close to home today."
If I’m out eating Chinese food, I haven’t stayed close to home. How is that a good fortune to give someone?
Oh, and a bit of trivia for my American readers. If you go to China, in particular Szechuan Province, you should know that people won’t have any clue what a fortune cookie is. They just aren’t done there. You should also know that despite the fact that the food is ridiculously spicy, they most likely won’t serve you rice unless you ask.