The Mystery of the So-so Tupperware
March 1, 2022 11:19pm CST
When I was in elementary school, we had our Christmas party potluck. Two of my classmates brought spaghetti for everyone to share. Yey! After the party and when everyone was full, these two girls started arguing. It so happened that both of them put their spaghetti in yellow Tupperware Salad bowl container (photo above). One of the containers though had a lot of scratches and looked old while the other one looked newly bought (or newly paid? Installment style for Tupperware stuff was in then.) Neither of them wanted to get the scratch-filled container because they were afraid their moms would be angry. They started crying and our teacher was put on the spot. Tupperware was a big deal before and teacher had to tread carefully. I honestly don’t know what happened because I left home early. I didn’t need the drama of the Tupperware. Title inspired by Nancy Drew mystery books. Do you have any Tupperware food containers at home?
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• United States
@sol_cee I know you're a little "backward" but seem okay otherwise... It takes a day or two for trends from the US to reach that far. Yes, that style was trendy 50 years ago here. And yes, I'm sure that's "Made in China" now. Most stuff like that is from China. If I was curious about your age, I'd just ask. I'm not shy.
@sol_cee Even if you bite it yourself :) It's only rats that usually bite the Tupperware. Logging off for awhile. Woke up at 3Am this morning and waking up at the same time tomorrow because we're going to Cebu to have an ocular inspection of the generators for the hotel and also take a look of the STP we're planning to install. See you later!
• Gainesville, Florida
My parents had Tupperware containers, but I don't have any in my house. I didn't even know Tupperware was still around! Do you read Nancy Drew mysteries? Those are good books. I read all the Hardy Boys mysteries when I was a kid, and also read quite a few of the Nancy Drew books. I love a good mystery!
• Guangzhou, China
In the past I had a Tupperware lunch box. It is OK but I don't really think it is so fantastic, especially it is expensive. Now I prefer to use glass lunch box and I like it more. I think no matter what the glass is better than the plastic. The glass containers work well and durable. Of course it is heavier and sometimes it is easy to be broken but I don't really mind it.
• Bangalore, India
Tupperware was a brand back then and too much in trend. Most of my kitchen containers are now in steel and glass. But I still have a couple of Tupperware. I am not for any plastics in my kitchen. That's a funny story and I am sure that teacher was in a tough spot