There are two types of people in the world: those who are lucky and those who aren't.

Lisa Amaral of Fall River woman found herself in a rather unfortunate situation when she cracked open a fortune cookie at the end of a meal.

"It all started when I became extremely hungry," Amaral said. "It was my fianceé's birthday and I let her choose where she wanted to eat. Of course, she chose New China."

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With the hunger pangs satisfied at the popular Rodman Street restaurant, it was time for the happy couple to read their fortunes together aloud.

"That’s when my dreams were crushed," Amaral said.

When she opened that "beautiful package," she was shocked to see nothing but crumbs. Not a single fortune in sight.

Courtesy Lisa Amaral
Courtesy Lisa Amaral

Amaral was left feeling dumbfounded and cheated.

"I sat in my thoughts, not sure whether to be happy or sad," she said. "What does this all mean? I'm hoping someone can explain."

Well, Lisa, I'm here to share a little thing called hope. It turns out you're one lucky person indeed.

There's an explanation for that empty cookie.

According to The World of Cookies, a Netherlands-based fortune cookie supplier, there are 13 rules one must abide by when receiving the gift of a fortune cookie.

Rule No. 7 states the following:

If there is no fortune in a fortune cookie, it is a sign that something good will happen to you soon. (Because fortune-cookie-fairy owes you one fortune)."

It's kind of like when a bird takes a No. 2 on you, superstitious folks say you should play the lottery.

I'm no fortune cookie, but I foresee nothing but greatness in the days to come for Amaral, who was worried she had no future at all.

As Jim Carrey said in Bruce Almighty, "And that's the way the cookie crumbles."

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