Gentle Readers . . . and Maxwell,
I have Tupperware™ I've owned for 40 years. Yeah, I'm old.
I love Tupperware. It's pretty and it provides a good, airtight seal. Please don't write comments about how you hate Tupperware because you had a container that ate your cat or broke a guest's leg and the person sued you. Whatever. I take Tupperware's side in all complaints. I don't care about your cat or your guest.
I feel fussy tonight. I was going to write about all the reasons I'm fussy, but decided to write about Tupperware instead because I try not to dwell on negativity. hahahahaha The joke's on you because I always dwell on negativity.
And please don't call the plastic containers you can buy in the grocery store or Wal-Mart or Target or The Dollar Store Tupperware. They are not Tupperware. I seldom let my Tupperware out of my sight. I allowed Willy Dunne Woofers to take my Tupperware home with him because he returned it to my gaze every time. Willy Dunne Woofers and I broke up a long time ago, and after the big event, he actually returned my Tupperware. Left it on the doorstep where my cracked, broken body lay.
Well, anyway. Tupperware. Yeah, Tupperware. After 30 or so years, some of the lids for my Tupperware cracked, split, broke. Became useless. Like me.
But the great thing about Tupperware is that you can call them and get replacements for the shipping/handling fee of $5.75.
When I made my most recent request for new lids, Tupperware no longer stocked the lids I needed. Makes sense since my Tupperware is 75 or maybe even 100 years old, as am I.
Here's my new Tupperware. Greet it kindly, please. Its feelings are easily hurt.
Favorite Young Man asked if we're going to leave the new Tupperware on the dining room table or put food in it. Definitely leave it on the dining room table.
These particular containers are called Freezer Mates. They're not cheap. I looked them up. I received more than a hundred dollars worth of them for calling 1-800-TUPPERWARE and giving the customer service person the model numbers from my no longer happy lids, which I did not toss in the garbage. Boy, am I ever superior.
Okay. Well, I guess that's it for now, so I'll go back to feeling fussy in the privacy of my own little home.
Oh, yeah. I should add this tidbit: Don't be afraid of me. I do not sell Tupperware and will not try to talk you into having a Tupperware party.
Infinities of love,
Fussy The Same Way Babies Are Fussy Janie Junebug
Maybe I'm hungry or my diaper needs to be changed. Or maybe I want to be held.
I had heard that about Tupperware - and must find an Australian contact. I only have one Tupperware container left (sigh) and its lid is cracked.ReplyDelete
Noooo! Cracked lids abound and only one container for you. I hope you survive such a tragedy.Delete
This is a great post. Love the memes and your lecture about Tupperware. I do like Tupperware, the real thing, not the crap we currently have. In the '80s we were about to have a yard sale at our house in Connecticut. My mother tried to give me all her Tupperware from the 1950s because she thought it would sell. And, no, it didn't just need new lids. It was so old and worn, it actually had a fuzzy texture and everything had turned a tone of sepia no one would ever want on a photo. I took it all and threw it out when I got home. Went to the best Tupperware party in San Diego. A drag queen Tupperware Lady from L.A.ReplyDelete
How come I've never had a drag queen Tupperware lady? My life sucks. Fuzzy Tupperware would be just the kind of stuff my mother or former mother-in-law would want to sell. They were yard sale crazy, and I do mean crazy, as cracked as many of my Tupperware lids.Delete
OMG!!!! MITCHELL...I bet it was Dixie Longgate!!!!!! She does Tupperwar parties too.Delete
Ha! Some days we just feel cranky, and at least being cranky about Tupperware probably won't get you in any trouble. My stepmother still has Tupperware that she was using when she married my dad in 1976!ReplyDelete
I hope she doesn't let it get fuzzy the way Mitchell's mother did.Delete
my spouse has some of his mom's tupperware from 50 years ago. and yeah, you can't get lids for it any more. we have 4 of their portable water bottles and LOVE them!ReplyDelete
But if you call 1-800-TUPPERWARE, then you can get replacements for the old stuff.Delete
Thanks for the laugh, I couldn't at first understand how Tupperware could eat your kitten. Then I saw the picture, so now I know. And you are not useless, you have dogs.ReplyDelete
The dogs definitely give my life meaning. They depend on me for walks, starting games, and delivering their kibble.Delete
I remember a few Tupperware parties from long ago. What was the best part was the small giveaways. One was a small red square "cookie" cutter that had 4 designed, like a square, circle cut into it. they could have made a fortune selling these alone.ReplyDelete
Remember the "BURP" !
That could be the name of many projects.
Great post today !
I have one of those cookie cutters.The best one I ever got was an egg separator. I still use it occasionally.Delete
You just shamed me into realizing all these perfect seal plastic containers I have are not in fact real Tupperware. My Klinex are mostly not made by Klinex and my xeroxing copier is not made by Xerox. At least my googling on the net is (mostly) by Google. What's the world coming to, I tell you.ReplyDelete
I have achieved my goal by shaming someone.Delete
I even have a few pieces of Tupperware. Far more superior than other plastic containers. Have you even heard of Aunt Barbara? She was actually a trans woman, who did drag as a drag queen and sold Tupperware. At one time she was the highest selling Tupperware consultant in the county. And housewives and the gays had her in their home from far and wide to have parties. She is a riot!!!!! She has a slew of You tube videos too. It alas didn't end well when the tidbit came out about her being a trans female and her full time job let her go. But Tupperware stood with her.ReplyDelete
But she did stopping selling Tupperware as parties stopped booking with her. I guess they felt it changed her character somehow.Delete
I have never heard of Aunt Barbara. The PBS documentary about Tupperware did not mention her, which is a shame, because it's good to know that Tupperware didn't rain on her parade. It's too bad that people stopped booking her, though.Delete
Woo Hoo! Way to go, Janie!ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sandra. I drop a curtsy to you.Delete
I lost my Tupperware in the break up.ReplyDelete
That sucks. When I left, I took every single piece of Tupperware with me. I forgot some other things I wanted, like flatware, but I remember the Tupperware and didn't let it out of my grasp.Delete
Tupperware is too expensive for me. I buy cheap crap containers so I don't care if they go missing when I send leftovers home with people. In fact, now I wash out and keep plastic margarine and yogurt containers to send home with people so I don't even lose the cheap crap containers.ReplyDelete
You are a practical woman, Debra. Carol left a couple of cheap containers here. Favorite Young Man knows he must use the cheapies when he takes his lunch to work.Delete
I use to have quite a few of these fantastic containers from Tupperware parties I attended back in my youth and they are all gone. I don't know happened to them. Did I give them to someone? Did my ex and the mistress run off with them when I had my back turned? Did they run away from home? Nobody knows. Or nobody's talking. Now I use glass containers. Pyrex, to be exact. Not those other imposters. :)ReplyDelete
It was the ex and the mistress. I'm sure of it.Delete
I'm sorry about you and Willy Dunn. Sending huggs.ReplyDelete
I'm laughing because South Africans love using Tupperware. It's great quality, but we're all terrified to look anyone in the eye that sells them. They are so pushy! And I remember going to tupperware parties.
So sorry I haven't been dropping by more often to share my loving support.
It's okay, Murees. I love you whether you're here or not. I don't miss Willy Dunne Wooters. Tupperware people are pushy because they're desperate.Delete