Yes, you read that title correctly. It seems that in an effort to “promote” the census, Uncle Sam has decided to spend your money in the fortune cookie business.
The Seattle fortune cookie maker, Tsue Chong Co. has been hired by the federal government to get out the message. Next time you open a fortune cookie, not only will you get your fortune, but you may also get a message that reads:
Put down your chopsticks and get involved in Census 2010.
Then, of course, there is the always popular:
Real Fortune is being heard.
Personally, I think the last one is about as comprehensible as the U.S. Census Bureau’s Super Bowl commercial, but, then again, maybe that’s just me.
Bessie Fan, co-owner of the family-run cookie and noodle factory, Tsue Chong, called it a “great thrill to partner with the census for such an important effort.”
Lest you be skeptical of this expenditure, remember, it has probably saved or created several thousand jobs. And, were that not enough, the linked article provides the list of ingredients to make fortune cookies, and a general description of how to make them. So, do your part, America. Get out there and make your own cookies that will spread the message.