The time has come when I can no longer tolerate one of the great deceptions of modern life - fortune cookie fraud. Earlier I opened three prepackaged cookies provided by a credible and reliable Chinese restaurant, that were each clearly labeled as a "Fortune Cookie". But when I anxiously read my fortunes, so that I would know what to expect tomorrow, instead I got: 1). You have the ability to be persuasive 2). Talent does what it can. Genius does what it must. 3). You are contemplative and analytical by nature. Clearly 1 and 3 were statement of fact cookies masquerading as fortune cookies. Yes, I am contemplative, analytical, and persuasive; all true, but that is not a fortune. If I want a statement of fact cookie, I will go to a restaurant owned by Obama supporters. In case 2, we clearly have a wisdom of the ages cookie. Yes, I am a genius, which is why I must write this post, but if I had wanted the wisdom of the ages, I would have gone out for Greek.