Monday, 9 July 2007


I have identified in myself a new shortcoming. Tuppunawareness is the inability to select the correct-sized Tupperware for a particular purpose. It's a little-known but hideously embarrassing disease, with far-reaching side-effects that include:

1. Having to witness the smug look on your partner's face as he watches you pour a small amount of soup into a Tupperware that would comfortably serve as a paddling pool.
2. Needing to rearrange your entire fridge in order to accommodate a plastic box that mostly contains air.
3. The thud of disappointment as you realise that you have far less than you thought you had.

On the other hand, maybe it's not lack of spatial awareness, but optimism. Writers' Optimism - now there's another condition I suffer from. More anon . . .

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Roger Morris said...

Hey, I suffer from this too. But I'm more the opposite. I pick tiny pots for huge amounts. Don't know what that says about me. Probably best not to think about it.


Ross said...

Does Tuppunawareness also cover not being able to find the right size lid amongst the billions in the cupboard for the container you've chosen?

Mum'sTheWord said...

Rog, aaahhh yes, a disturbing and often inconvenient disorder on the outside - but it actually means that you like cramming a lot of ideas into one neat package...which might explain why your books are so good :) (seriously, it's all about the Tupperware)

Ross, my friend, lidlessness is indeed a big part of Tuppunawareness. Sometimes you can try to trick it by choosing the lid first.

Nik's Blog said...

Just saying howdy.

Great blog.


Mum'sTheWord said...

Hi there, Nik - ta v much!