There is a tiger out of control in nearly every house in this country. I’m not referring to Barbara Hemphill’s “Paper Tiger” but to the tupperware tiger. Most kitchens have at least one cabinet devoted entirely to plastic ware commonly referred to as Tupperware®, although it probably has Rubbermaid, Glad®, Ziploc® and other brands mixed in along with a few butter bowls.
In most homes at least once a day someone carefully opens the cabinet door and very gently sifts through the contents, aware that the wrong move will disturb the sleeping tiger, sending it roaring out onto the floor. Replacing an item is even more terrifying. Typically we open the door, pitch the item in, shut the door quickly, and then listen for the sound of settling plastic. Continue reading →