Q&A: What does “It is Better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today” means?

Question by : What does “It is Better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today” means?
I went to a Restaurant with a friend and the lady gave us a Chinese fortune cookie mine said “It is Better to have a hen tomorrow than an egg today” And I don’t know what it means, can anyone pls tell me.

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Answer by Skygazer
It means save for your future. If you wait for the egg to hatch you will (may) have a hen that will give you more eggs.

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  1. phgoth says:

    It means that if you take an egg today, eat it, no more eggs, no more anything.

    If you wait until tomorrow, you will get a hen and that hen will give you plenty of eggs.

    So, see, if you just wait a little, you will get more than if you jump right away on the egg.

    That can be applied to anything in life. Not sure I believe in it but my grandmother always used to say:

    My brains were where the hens lay the eggs! ROFL I remember that one often, every time I goof off, am clumsy, etc.

  2. whatthepumpernickle says:

    So like instead of having something immediate, wait for the thing that willgive you what you reallywant. For example the hen will keep on laying eggs, and that gift will come to you if you are paitient. Idk

  3. Savanita says:

    Be patient.

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