I had my palm read today, by a novice fortune teller. The Japanese are very superstitious, and women especially tend to set great store by the predictions of these scam artists people, so I sometimes go along with friends just for a lark. But I have to admit that not a believer, and I’ve been skeptical since my early teens when a palm reader in NZ told me three things: that I would move to live permanently in another country, that I would have only one child, and that my adult life would be boring and uneventful (okay, so two out of three ain’t bad).
Today the young lady scrutinised my palm carefully, and said, “You don’t have many lines … you seem to be a very simple person.” When I protested indignantly, she added “You always know what you want, and you know how to get it. You don’t bother with anything else. That’s why you are so simple.” Okay, I couldn’t argue with that, because it’s true.
Then she said, with some puzzlement, “According to this hand, you should be dead by now!”
Actually I think I prefer “boring and uneventful” after all.