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Where are you?????

May 5, 2016
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One can never have too many friends, or that ‘s what I used to think.

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend in New York City with my great husband and dear friends. We took full advantage of our time there. We made plans to have dinner, see an intimate venue magic show at the Waldorf Astoria, spend the next day at the Chelsea High Line, Chelsea Market, have dinner yet again at a great restaurant and see the Broadway show, An American in Paris.

Sounds great, right? And it was, but logistics had to be implemented every few hours.

These particular friends are great for lots of reasons, not the least of which is that down time and private time is always built into our joint ventures. So, we are glad to have cell phones and texting at our fingertips to make plans to meet up after we go our separate ways.

Just to make sure everyone was on board, I sent a group text to each of our friends with our meet up place and time in a few hours after breakfast. Weirdly, I kept getting a text from the gal asking me things like:

“Who is this?”

“Am I supposed to be somewhere?”

“I don’t know, what this is about?”

Since her guy was the typical texter, I thought, “well, maybe she doesn’t have my cell phone number in her phone.”

So I’m texting her back with polite messages like:

“it ‘s me, Cathy. ”

“We already made plans, I’m just giving you the time.”

“Just meet us in the hotel lobby.”

But I’m thinking, “geez what the hell is wrong with her? Obviously, it’s me and where and when we are meeting should make perfect sense to her.”

I keep reading  these messages from her and it hits me.  Her name is Terri. I have three friends in my phone named Terri. Terri K, Terri N and Terry R.

Terri K. was not the one I was in New York with. Terri K was at least two hours away in Pennsylvania losing her mind wondering why I was insisting she get her ass to New York City in half an hour.

Terry R was wondering why her boyfriend’s cell phone was texting incessantly with a group text message from someone neither of them knew.

I still think I could always use more friends, but Terry R’s boyfriend said I’m not allowed to add any more people named Terri  or Terry to my catalogue.

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When Terri K saw my Facebook pics from the NYC trip, she was disappointed she didn’t make it on time, but hey, I gave her plenty of  notice.

 

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Cathy is the author of Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial Caregiver

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After more than 25 years of caregiving and Elder Law, Cathy writes about the comedy of caregiving in her blog; "You just have to Laugh..."She is the author of "Showering with Nana: Confessions of a Serial (killer) Caregiver" published by HumorOutcasts Press in 2015.

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23 Responses to Where are you?????

  1. Bill Y Ledden
    May 7, 2016 at 3:09 am

    This never happens with my friends but that’s only because I only have one Thirsty Dave, one Scurvy Jane and one Sugartastic Daddy John in my phone.

  2. May 6, 2016 at 8:00 am

    I have done this! And then you feel badly you didn’t invite the person you texted. I so understand!! I love Chelsea market too.

    • May 6, 2016 at 3:29 pm

      Yeah and there’s that. Now, I really look like a dope because I didn ‘t invite someone!

  3. May 5, 2016 at 11:49 pm

    I’m right there with you, it’s happend a time or two.

    • May 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      I’m starting to believe this is a universal experience! So immediate absolution is in order for us all!

  4. May 5, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Oh how funny!!! Too many Terris. And why didn’t Terri K make it? Being in PA is no excuse. lol. Great post.

    • May 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Yes, Angela, there’s plenty of food and fun in NYC for everyone…where is she?

  5. May 5, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    LOL I’ve done stuff like that before too…now I just pocket dial everyone. Technology…ya gotta love it.

    • May 6, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      Ha! Carolann, You made my day…I’m not alone!

  6. May 5, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Ha! Too funny. I have several Terri/Terry/Teri friends, too. Honest (and humorous) mistake. Thanks for the chuckles.

    • May 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      Please see, Bill Spencer’s comment below..It’s Terri–fic!!

    • May 6, 2016 at 3:31 pm

      Oh so you to can be Terri-fied? Thanks, Lisa!

  7. May 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    I’ve sent some embarrassing texts by mistake, too funny!
    My one daughter sent me a text that said if included her in another group text she would block me, jeeze.

    • May 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

      These young people are so touchy, aren’t they, Doreen? I KNOW they’ve done the same thing!

  8. May 5, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    How incredibly funny now but I can just imagine you standing there looking at your phone and shaking your head :)!!! Thank you for the MUCH needed laugh Cathy!

    • May 5, 2016 at 7:40 pm

      Always happy to let you know my foibles, Ruth!

  9. sue
    May 5, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    I’m sure that has happened to many others especially if you have too many friends with the same name LOL:)

  10. May 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm

    Too funny. In my e-mail list I had husband Tony and colleague Tony. I can’t tell you how many times I almost sent a personal “I love you” e-mail to colleague Tony instead of husband Tony!

  11. May 5, 2016 at 11:40 am

    That’s hysterical. I loved reading it, but I have to confess that I was a little bit out of it when I started reading it. When I go to the words “great husband,” I was used to seeing words like great grandmother and my immediate thought was: great husband? What’s a great husband?)

  12. May 5, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I’ve done that before and it can be very embarrassing, but it looks like you managed to keep everyone happy.

    • May 5, 2016 at 2:23 pm

      I’m definitely going to ask my daughters if that happens to them. This can’t be just an old person’s problem!

  13. May 5, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Oh Bill Spencer where do you come from….magic language land?!?!?!?

  14. Bill Spencer
    May 5, 2016 at 9:21 am

    You can be forgiven. Who hasn’t had a moment-Terry lapse?



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