As some of you might know, I have been trying to train my husband on the Towel System for more than 15 years. With little to zero success. This failure has been a source of great dismay to me, but I am trying to live with the pain. However, there is another, less common failure that I don't often mention. Mostly because I fear the situation is somewhat hopeless. It is the Tupperware System. My husband has proven to be as poor in his adherence to the Tupperware System as he is to the Towel System.
As many of you will know, Tupperware is a serious thing. The absence of a system when it comes to Tuppeware leads to bottomless lids and lidless bottoms. A bottomless, lidless pit of anger, anxiety and general unhappiness.
I recently treated myself to (a) a Tupperware clean up (which entails the difficult but necessary task of euthanasing unmatched Tupperware) and (b) a rather substantial and expensive purchase of new, matching, non-generic Tupperware. In particular a set of special round Tupperware bowls purchased specifically for my morning cereal. There is something deeply unsettling about eating cereal out of a square dish. It is just... wrong. It's not a good way to start your day.
Because Tupperware is expensive, and because one doesn't like to frivolous, I only purchased two (2) special new round Tupperware bowls for my morning cereal. I figured this was more than sufficient as there should always be one available to use (the other one being in the wash). Which is all good and well if everyone in the house adheres to the System. Unfortunately this is not the situation in my house. As with the Towel System, my husband has proven to be totally untrainable in the Tupperware System. It pains me to speak about this, but previous offenses have included using my expensive Tupperware to (a) store his DIY supplies, (b) catch tadpoles with the kids and the latest insult, (c) using one of my only two round Tupperware bowls to store his solitary piece of left over pizza in the fridge. I just can't. There is no respect. There are 23329783 square and rectangular Tupperware containers in the cupboard (with lids) and he uses one of my only two ROUND cereal bowls for his one measly piece of leftover pizza. IT DOESN'T EVEN FIT PROPERLY!!!
I know I should try to put this in perspective. I know there are worst things in the world. But I am really struggling right now. I'm trying, but it's not easy. #pain #norespect #sendprayers