An Imaginary Conversation With This Origami Model

Model: I need you to be honest with me.

Me: Always!

Model: What do you think of this outfit? Me: I kind of love it.

Model: Really?

Me: Totally.

Model: I’m afraid it looks like I’m wearing one of those origami fortune tellers.

Me: I mean, yeah, it does, but who says that’s a bad thing?

Model: I guess those were pretty fun.

Me: When I was in 4th grade, I rigged an origami fortune teller to use on this guy I hated. I wrote some variation of “You will die tomorrow” on all of the inner flaps, so no matter what combination of letters and numbers he chose, I would always get to lift up the last flap and say, “Hmmm … that’s never happened before. This one says you’re going to die tomorrow too.”

Model: Did he think it was funny?

Me: No, he cried and told the teacher I had put a curse on him.

Model: So that kid probably wouldn’t like this outfit.

Me: Most likely not.

Model: That is, if he’s still alive.

Me: Good point. His opinion is probably irrelevant.