U.S.—This could be a bad sign: more and more Chinese restaurants in the U.S. are handing out fortune cookies that just read "Death by coronavirus."
The cookies that usually offer pithy advice, motivational sayings, or a short Joel Osteen sermon are now giving dire warnings of your impending death. Experts believe this could be a sign that the coronavirus will quickly be spreading in the U.S. much sooner than we anticipated.
Americans were alarmed by the news, though many continued to add the phrase "in the bathroom" to the end of the fortune cookie, giving them a little chuckle before their future death by coronavirus.
"Hehe, death by coronavirus in the bathroom," said one man in Oklahoma as he finished his black pepper chicken at a local Panda Express. "Classic. Concerning, yet funny. What a way to go."
Luckily, many of the fortunes end with the uplifting message "Have nice day!" accompanied by a smiley face to soften the blow.