The $5 fortune cookie challenge

We have an annual holiday tradition at DSN that helped inspire the image on our cover. As the event, a group lunch at a local Chinese restaurant, dovetails with the end of college football season, we call it the “Rice Bowl.”

The Rice Bowl concludes with each person throwing in $1, and we go around the table comparing fortune cookie messages; the one with the “best” fortune as voted by the group gets the pot.

This year I finally won. I walked away with a whopping $5.

Personally, I thought all of the fortunes that day were kind of lame. So I decided to put my money where my mouth is. Want to win my $5? What’s the worst fortune cookie you’ve received recently?

Send your entries (must include actual fortune cookie message) to: Drug Store News, ATTN: Worst Fortune Cookie Contest, 425 Park Ave., New York, NY 10022.

Or, scan it and email it to me at reder@, and be sure to include “Worst Fortune Cookie Contest” in the subject line.

Rob Eder is the editor in chief of The Drug Store News Group, publishers of Drug Store News and DSN Collaborative Care magazines. You can contact him at


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