Writing Sayings for Fortune Cookies Is Fun and Hard Work

From a Wall Street Journal story by Angus Loten headlined “The Fortune Cookie Industry Is in Upheaval. ‘Expect Big Changes Ahead.'”:

Over the past two decades, Charles Li, the owner and chief executive of Chicago-based fortune-cookie factory Winfar Foods Inc., has drawn on Chinese proverbs and popular sayings to write thousands of messages that go into the wafers. Mr. Li says he and his 80-year-old father-in-law spend long hours coming up with lines that are clever but still brief enough to fit on a ribbon of paper.