These delightful fortune slips were originally used in Swami or Madam X Napkin Holder Fortune Telling Machines that were in many restaurants in the mid-20th century. After dropping a penny (you read it right - a penny) in the coin slot and pulling a lever, an entertaining fortune slip would appear. This two sided fortune is great fun. These are original old stock - never used and measure 1-1/2 by 2-1/2 inches. They do show some age as they are definitely vintage.
On one side is the answer to your question and a humorous definition, for example:
Present tendencies appear most favorable. LOVE--The feeling that makes a woman an make a man a fool of himself.
On the other is a Playing Card symbol and its meaning, for example:
THE SIX OF CLUBS MEANS INTEMPERANCE IS TO BE GUARDED AGAINST
If you had your water cut off Tuesday and you didn't discover it until Saturday, that means you're intemperate. The reason so many people drink liquor is because they don't know what else to do with it. Don't get rheumatism--there's a better way of getting stiff in the joints.