Are you a tupper ware geek? I am.....

@dloveli (4369)
United States
June 11, 2008 6:18am CST
As a wife and mother, one of my pet peeves is my tupperware. Everytime I bring a dessert or dish to a gathering, I almost never get my tupperware back. I get so aggrivated. I like to have my bowls and covers stacked so when I need one I dont have to go looking. I cant stand it when I have to let tupperware or plastic bowls with lids not necessarily tupperware. I call my storage containers tupperware. If I send something to my sister's house, she automatically thinks the containers are included. If I say I want it back it always seems to end up in argument. Am I the only one that wants their tupperware? Am I crazy or is it polite to return it? What do you think?
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Real Tupperware brand stuff isn't cheap, and I don't think you're wrong to want to bring it back home! And it would be polite for the receiver to send it back anyway. Your sister seems to think you are her personal Tupperware supplier for some reason! Get some of those cheap, disposable plastic containers for when you take stuff to your sister's house. I've lost Tupperware to family, too, so I never send out the real thing. In fact, most food that leaves my house is in empty margarine tubs!
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@peaceful (3286)
• United States
11 Jun 08
That certainly is very good advice, Jillbeth! :) I know that you like to hear about a "Find" once in a while... I was walking down the block last month and these guys were cleaning out an old building... Guess what they were throwing in the trash? A huge set of unused Tupperware! :) I sold it to one of my Clients for $100.00, how's that for aTrash to Treasure story! :)
@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Wow! How lucky you happened by!
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@eagle_f15 (2054)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 08
Oh yes I am a tupperware geek. A real tupperware geek - my cabinet is full of em and so is my pantry. When giving friends or family food or edibles, I will use those cheap plastic containers and if they don't return back to me....it's ok. I will only use tupperware if those friends/ family members are trusworthy. Tupperwares are not cheap and if care is not taken when washing them, there will b scratches.
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@zweeb82 (5716)
• Malaysia
24 Jun 08
Yeah, authentic Tupperwares are not cheap & some people even have the audacity to even claim them for themselvesThese kinda people - just pack the stuff in plastic bags or styrofoam boxes will do, haha
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
11 Jun 08
Back in the day, it was always practical to buy two or more sets of Tupperware, because people always seem to want to keep your stuff for themselves... I alway leave some of my plasticware behind when I go to visit someone, so that I can use it without bringing more with me... Ya gotta use strategy, I'm tellin ya! :) Here's an old Tupperware commercial from 1961: http://youtube.com/watch?v=p9W1YnEsHbg Enjoy! :)
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
24 Jun 08
When I sold Tupperware - many moons ago - I always told people when you send a food gift, it's really two gifts. One to eat and one to keep. But that was to boost my sales a bit! If I'm taking/sending something out of the house, it goes in the cheap-o meep-o containers. i don't expect to get it back (unless I keep a sharp eye on it) so I don't like to get my Tupperware get out of the house.
• United States
11 Jun 08
i get the throwaway,cheap tupperware ziploc things for friends and family.that way if i don't get them back,no big.i lost too many previous. y'know what my big pet peeve regarding it is? family members who swipe the tupperware to hold parts,screws,all manner of dirty things without asking,so when i go to get one..nada.