Right away I think "Fortune cookie fortunes accidentally left in there!"
And then I pull the scrap out and it's a gum wrapper.
But it's okay, because me simply thinking they are fortunes makes me an optimist.
Which gives me hope for my future.
But it's not enough to simply be an optimist... you have to be a realist enough to actually go out and change your future.
Just pullet a gum wrapper out of my pocket. Maybe next time.