How lost and without direction must one be to seriously consider lessons in philosophy from the wrapper of a Croissanwich?
I have long ago lost faith in fortune cookie messages, except for the one I keep on my bulletin board that says "YOU WILL HAVE A COMFORTABLE OLD AGE". But a citizen neesds to get advice from somewhere, isn't that true? I have become accoustomed to the daily quotes in my Franklin Covey Planner that have no relevance to my daily life, such as today's message "STICKING TO IT IS THE GENIUS - Thomas Edison" and my motivational page-a-day calendar is a joke: "BEFORE YOU GET OUT OF BED EACH MORNING, TAKE 5 MINUTES TO LISTEN, SEE, SMELL, BREATHE AND OBSERVE". (Yeah, like that's a good idea.) But can you imagine my relief this morning as I was sitting in my car at a turnpike rest stop, all worked up over my own little world - rain all over the windows and sorrow all over my soul - and finding these words of comfort from Burger King:
IS THIS BREAKFAST YOU'RE EATING THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY OR IS IT THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF YOUR LIFE? TODAY MIGHT BE THE DAY YOU HEAR YOUR FAVORITE SONG FOR THE FIRST TIME OR MEET YOUR GREATEST LOVE. HERE'S TO THE BEST DAY EVER. FUEL UP.
Okay, world - bring it on. Here's to the best day ever.
UPDATE: Well, the best day ever has come to an end. There were some left over sandwiches from somebody else's meeting at work, so I did get to eat a free lunch. Maybe not the best day ever, but it's better than nothing.