Pulling a Terri

If you grew up watching the sitcom Friends, then you know what I am referring to when I say, “Pulling a Monica,” or in my case, “Pulling a Terri.”

These are things that only, “Terri,” would do.  These things may or may not have something to do with blindness.  These things are a great reminder of good friends and good laughter to share memories with.  If you take life so seriously that you can’t laugh at the goofiness in your daily lives, then you need to take a minute to step back and breathe, stretch, and smile.

Feel free to add any of your own anecdotes my friends 🙂

The time at lunch where I dipped my garlic bread into your cappuccino.

That time where I reached to feel that pretty dress in the store and it WASN’T  on a mannequin, but another shopper.

That time I stuck my fingers into your cheese dip looking for the french fries.

That time I waited for the automatic sink to turn on when it wasn’t an automatic sink.

That time I wasn’t using my cane, yes those times, that I missed the curb.

That time I called you by another name because you had the same hair or were wearing the same colored shirt.

That time I went to drain the juice from the stewed tomatoes and opened the tomato sauce instead.

That time I couldn’t find my ____ and it was right in front of me.

That time I accidentally texted you, “Nigger,” instead of, “Neighbor,” because my phone misinterpreted my dictation.

The time I showed up to work wearing two different earrings.

The time I poured orange juice into my coffee instead of milk.

The time I wore two different colored flip flops, but I totally rocked it since my dress was striped with both colors.

Those times I didn’t take the stickers off the bell peppers and tomatoes.

The time I walked into the sliding glass door.

Those times I’m shouting for you, and you’re just a few feet away.

The time I opened the can of soup with a can opener only to realize it was one of those pull tops.


Like I said, these may or may not be due to a lack of eyesight.  Most of these examples could have been avoided it I were only a little more careful and mindful, instead of rushing through my tasks.


I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Remember to live mindfully, laugh lovingly, and always greet each day with a smile.







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