As an intrepid Photo Hunter in the weekly Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt, I found a favorite item to represent "BROKEN".
Mom goes to a take-out place called C J Oriental Express in our neighborhood at least once a week. She doesn't go purely for herself: She goes for Fudgie. Fudge Ripple loves bbq pork, so Mom orders a combo with items for her and the pork for him. She carefully chops up his pork and feeds him before she takes a single bite of her dinner.
With her combo, Mom always gets a single fortune cookie that she breaks and lets us sniff (we love the sniff, but don't taste the cookie).