Tami : (Oh look! M & M's) grabbing a handful
Concerned Friend : (You aren't going to eat those are you?)
Tami : (Why? What are they going to do? Give me Caner?)
Concerned Friend : ( ) Shocked and speechless
Here is another example that I am sure my kids will attest to.
Mom: (Hey, would you guys help me clean up the backyard and oh by the way I think there are rats in the greenhouse we need to get out. Thanks)
Kids: (Really? Are you kidding? Rats? What are we supposed to do?)
Mom: (come on guys. I have cancer and could really use your help. I am still really tired and my joints ache. Can't you just help me by getting this cleaned out. The garden could use weeding too btw.)
How about the one I shared at the beginning of this journey. It came from a great kid who is notorious for CFP's and other FP's and I love this about him.
I think it was right before my first surgery, the kids all had a party to show their support. Several of the teens from my running class were there and they had all pitched in to raise money and get these Team Tami bracelets. One of the kids shouted out into the big group of people "Who needs breasts when you have friends?" Good point With the left over money, they purchased Zaycon Chicken breasts. Not to be outdone, I felt it fitting to add "And look I have plenty of spare breasts now anyway!"
This one I didn't do, but we thought about it and I actually told the poor border patrol that I was going to do it.
Tami: approaching the border with kids and mom in the car. The suggestion comes in to wait until the middle of the questions and then casually pull off the wig as he is looking at my passport.
After we told the very kind border patrol of our plot he said (oh no, I can't deal with that one. I am retiring in one year) ???
Please understand this is not intended to poke fun at anyone else with cancer. This has been strictly directed at myself and my cancer experiences. I think most of you already know this about me, but just in case I wanted to make this very clear. I am in no way minimizing the cancer journey that others are on. I am simply choosing to pepper mine with cayenne and keep it spicy.
I know there are a lot of other incidents where I am guilty of the CFP, but I would rather hear from you.... please commenet back or message me your favorite CFP that you heard me engage in. And please don't be shy.