Monday, May 11, 2009

I Weigh More Than a Truck

I have a story from a customer perspective. YEARS ago I was at a Tupperware party. They had these great jewel tone colored cups.The consultant is describing how STRONG these cups are. She put it on the ground and stood on it.

"They tested these cups by running a Mack truck over them. They just won't break. Does anyone want to come up and try?"

I raise my hand. She calls me up. I put ONE foot on the cup, and, you guessed it, CRRRAAAAAACCCKK!

I was mortified. Apparently I weigh more than a Mack truck. She was astounded. Needless to say, I ordered a set of those cups. I'm drinking out of the red one right now.

T.H., Kentucky

120 comments:

wholarmor said...

Funny. I heard my mom telling a story like that with Tupperware or Corelware, or something else that wasn't supposed to break.

Reminds me of Napoleon Dynamite when Kip runs over his product with the van to show how strong and durable it is, and it ends up breaking, so he just drives off.

Bridgette said...

LOL...I was also thinking about Napoleon Dynamite. How funny!!!

Happy SITS Day!!!

The Expatresse said...

Happy Surprise SITS Day.

(I loooooove Napoleon Dynamite! "Hey, TINA! Here's your MEAT!")

Hee hee. Thanks for the giggle. :-)

mammydiaries said...

Way too cute :) Makes me think of erma bombeck. Loooove her.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Happy surprise SITS! :)

OMG i would beyond die!! Seriously crawl into a corner and never emerge.

PaperbackWriter said...

Happy SITS day!
Love the story, it just goes to show that Murphy is right every time- If it can go wrong it always will go wrong, especially if it has anything to do with equating you with an exceptionally heavy object!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

That's funny! Maybe the Mack truck had already weakened the cup before you stood on it. I seriously doubt if you weigh more than a truck! I love it! Nice of you to buy the set of cups though!

Congrats on your surprise SITS day!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

LOL! That was funny! Enjoyed my visit on your SITS Day!

Lisa in Oz said...

LOL too funny! I'd be so embarrassed - poor woman! Happy SITS day!

Elizabeth said...

HI-larious! Wow, thank you, I so needed to hear that this morning. Happy surprise SITS FB day today!

Rachel said...

That's too funny.

Corrie Howe said...

I love the idea of your blog, telling stories about consultants!

Happy SITS Days.

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Oh my...I think I would have bought some too:)

sissie said...

Congrats on your SITS DAY!!!!
Love your stories.

Cara and Jenn said...

Happy SITs...funny! Embarrassing but funny!!

~Cara

Charlene said...

Greetings from SITS! That is totally something that would happen to me. Just don't go to any luggage parties... LOL!

Christina Lee said...

too funny- I would have bought them after that too! happy SITS day!

maya said...

Surely we are related!!

glenna said...

Cute post. I love the title!

Why don't I know who Napoleon Dynamite is? I'll have to do a Google search on that one.

Stephanie Faris said...

It's like when you can't open something and you hand it to your husband to open and it comes right open. "I loosened it up," you always say, right? In this case all the pressure that had been put on it before you got there weakened it. That's what I say, anyway!

Happy SITS day.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

What a funny story. I'm sure the consultant was not pleased.

Kelly said...

Aww bless your heart. That's totally something that would happen to me :oP

lynn said...

Oh my, how embarassing!!
Happy Surprise SITS day :)

A Fist Full of Dandelions said...

Wow! At least you have a great sense of humor about it.

Rhonda said...

Oh, my! That is so funny!!!

Caution Flag said...

Well, at least you don't need a scale in the house now. Thanks for making me smile this morning.

Enjoy you SITS day :)

Life of a Stepmama said...

Happy SITS day!!! I would have died, I can't believe it broke, sounds like you handled it much better then I would have!!! Love your blog!

Mom of Three said...

Now THIS was funny! Happy Surprise SITS day!



When did I become my Mom?

Joanie M said...

Happy SITS Day!!!

I used to sell Tupperware and I remember that claim that it wouldn't break. Never tried it myself, though.

Connie Weiss said...

Oh dear. It was nice of you to buy the cups!

Happy SITS DAY!

Christine said...

Hahaha...I would've remarked that the demonstrator must've "weakened" it for me:) Like when I've been wrestling with a jar lid and hubby takes it and opens it right up! I "loosened" it for him:)

Happy SITS day to you!

mellisarock said...

I hope she gave you a discount!! Happy SITS Day!!

FRANNIE said...

I think she might have been exaggerating just a little bit. :)

Congrats on your SITS Day!!!

Frannie

Chantel said...

lol..That's a great story. So funny!

Happy SITS day!

Dawn said...

Happy SITS day!! Enjoy!

I don't think I could have handled that as well as you did-thanks for the smile.

Laura said...

I bet that was embarrassing. We've all had moments like that.

Sarah Brown said...

Oh my that would so have happened to ME=)

Stopping by from SITS

Young Wife said...

Stopping over from SITS. Oh, my gosh! I'd be ready for the earth to swallow me. What kind of shoes were you wearing? Stilletos? Maybe you could blame it on the shoes?

cat said...

Hallo! Happy SITS day. That story is so funny!

WhisperingWriter said...

I'm coming over from SITs.

Funnt story. I'd have probably broken a cup too.

Mighty M said...

Oops! I'm sure it was just defective! :)

drala625 said...

Happy SITS day. Maybe it was just a Tonka truck!

Keri said...

LOL .. What's in the cup, that's what I'd like to know.

She probably weakened the demo cup long before you got to it. How much does a truck weigh, and way?

Congrats on your SITS feature. I like your writings. Keri

Miss Behavin said...

Happy SITS day!

CCW said...

This? Is why I never offer to stand on drinkware. Never has a happy ending for you or the cup.

Happy surprise SITS day :-)

Tonya said...

Great stories! :)

Tater Tot Mom said...

It's funny but if it were me, I'd be mortified! Happy SITS day!

Rook No. 17 said...

Stopping by from SITS. I'm surprised Tupperware didn't treat you to a free set. Seems like it should be part of their "guarantee". You're a jolly good sport to have bought the "offending" product. Glad to know that you're enjoying them! Great writing, BTW! Regards, Jenn

34milepizza said...

Happy SITS day!
I would absolutely be horrified! But I would so order those cups.

Midday Escapades said...

Ba, ha, ha!!! Great story and site. I can't wait to read all your posts.

Happy Surprise SITS day!

Jennifer said...

Did you know that Tupperware is the parent company of BeautiControl? Not really important, just thought it was funny that two stories were featured from the same company.

Hoity Toity Baby said...

LOL all I can say is better you than me! Better you than me!

Barb said...

Surprise! Happy SITS! Love the story. That would totally happen to me :)

sweetjeanette said...

Stopping by from SITS. Oh my goodness! Well, if I was the hostess, all my guests would be my friends, so it would be a good joke, but if I was the one invited and didn't know anybody..well....

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

That's hilarious. You totally shouldn't have had to buy the cups if they break - you should have gotten them for free since you broke through their guarantee. And like others, I totally thought of Napoleon Dynamite when I started reading this. Happy Surprise SITS day to you!

Shannon said...

Visiting from SITS, surprise! I have been to your site before actually! MY favorite story was the one about the man who attended the Tupperware party and was going to leave, but stayed and then you know, turned every product into something R rated. That sounded so funny and I LOVE your stories!

Karen said...

Happy SITS day!

That sounds like something that would happen to me!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Oh! How awful!!! Thanks for the story, it made me smile and cringe :)

Enjoy your SITS day!!!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

CLASSIC funny! Happy surprise SITS day!

2busy said...

I would have been mortified! Agh! Happy SITS Day!

Krissy @ B.Inspired, Mama! said...

LOL! Poor lady!

I've learned my lesson from her to NEVER ever be that person who helps the consultant test it!

Marrdy said...

See that would be something that would happen to me!! Very funny, thanks for sharing.

marit said...

that is hilarious, i'm sure it wasn't at the time, and the cups should definitely have been free! happy sits day! ~ marit

pk said...

I was laughing so hard reading this. Isn't that just about how it goes? Too funny... Hope you're enjoying your surprise SITS day! Have a great weekend...
pk @ Room Remix

Katie Lane said...

This is very funny, thanks for the laugh!!

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

great stories - great blog

Tricia McWhorter said...

Yeah, I NEVER believe those claims when the word "never" appears...never breaks, never leaves rings, never breaks your heart. You get the idea.

Pricilla said...

Happy SITS day.
That'll teach that consultant.
She should have given them to you for free.
heh heh

ps: she probably put the initial crack in 'em

The World As I See It said...

This is too funny sad but funny!

lady Lex said...

That's seriously something out of a sitcom and I love now how every time you drink out of those cups, that's what you'll think about.

Anali said...

That is hilarious! And that she's drinking out of one of the cups as she writes the story. Priceless! ; )

Michelle said...

You are too funny!

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Happy SISTS. What a funny story. I couldn't imagine that happening to me.

aforestfrolic said...

That is hilarious!

Jamie :)

At Town Square said...

That is to freaking funny! Happy SITS Day!

Judy Harper said...

Oh, it's funny unless I'm the one standing on the cup, then I'd be mortified! Good post! Hope you have a Happy SITS day!

Kim said...

Happy SITS day! That reminds me of the scene in Uncle Buck, when he breaks the fine china! Smile!

@cheapchichome

barefacedapproach said...

LOL!!!! This was just too funny. Happy Surprise SITS Day!!!!

Insanitykim said...

Happy SITS day!

The funniest thing is the lady bought a set of the cups, when there was a huge easy blackmail endeavor right in front of her the whole time...

Andi said...

Happy surprise SITS day! What a great concept for a blog - I love it. I work with a lot of consultants so I am going to pass your url on too!

Jewls said...

So funny you bought the cups after that! I would have just assumed they lied about the Mack Truck thing... LOL

Holyoke Home said...

BUT, I bet it was the same bowl she'd had people stand on for the previous 50 parties, so TECHNICALLY, you are only 1/50th the weight of a Mack Truck?

Mary said...

Oh! LMBO!!

Popping over from SITS for your surprise feature day! Have a great weekend.

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh you were just the needle that broke the camel's back. Or something like that. Anyhoo, funny stuff over here!

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I couldn't help thinking of Napolean Dynamite too! ha!

God's Favorite Shoes! said...

OMG! I would have died! LOL!! YOu're a good sport to still have bought the cups!

Fahrenheit 350° said...

I can't believe you bought one. I would have called her a liar! Ha ha!

withoutadornment said...

The engineer in me wonders how many people had stepped on that same piece of tupperware before she did. Had the piece of tupperware been stepped on enough, it could have lost its structural integrity and broken the next time any stress applied. Wow. I just labelled myself as a huge nerd.

Happy SITS day!

Mimi and Tilly said...

Have a great surprise SITS day! I love the comment above mine about the structural integrity of the cup after so many people had steeped on it! Sending smiles.

Sara said...

That is probably one of my worst nightmares.

I'm sorry that happened to you. I hope those cups also wash your dishes and make delicious french fries!

HLB said...

That is just hysterical!!! How embarrassing, but a funny story now!!!

Alex said...

Oh my God! My worst nightmare come true! So sorry...did she give you the set for free?

Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

Kristin said...

Very funny! Happy SITS day!

Amber Page Writes said...

Ha! I'll bet she was as red as the cup, too!

Elizabeth Patch said...

happy surprise SITS day! very awkward at the time, but it sure makes a great story later!

ByDSea said...

That's funny! You could have said she weakened it by standing on it first!
Cheers,
C

Miss Know It All said...

Very funny story although it might not have been funny at the time. Yikes! But at least you were a good sport and bought a set.

Nicolasa said...

ahaah, that is hilarious! poor girl who stood on the cup!

scrappysue said...

but tupperware being tupperware, it'll be replaced right?!?!

Beth Larrabee said...

I would have died!

Amy said...

Wow, what a way to boost your self esteem! I love stories where you can later laugh at yourself.

Lora said...

TOO funny.
Happy surprise SITS day!

Barb said...

Tooo funny. My oldest daughter tryed this by driving over it with her little Chevy. Apparently it weights more than a mac truck, too. ha ha

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

LOL! That is hysterical and would totally happen to me!

Two Normal Moms said...

LOL! That's classic!
Enjoy your surprise SITS day!
***Ally

Lucky Girl said...

You just used your plastic crackin' super powers on it is all.

Love your blog!

Pam
http://wonluckygirl.blogspot.com

Missy said...

That sounds like something that would happen to me.

Happy SITS day!

Brandi said...

OMW! Too funny... well, it's funny now, right? ;)

Happy Surprise SITS Day!

AmericanTribal said...

Hehehehehe, oh Napoleon Dynamite. I love that part.
I would have been mortified too... but I bet you don't weigh more than a Mack truck :P

Congrats again on your SITS day!

Janet said...

Happy Surprise SITS Day! As a former Mary Kay consultant, I can relate to much of this. I'll be reading more!

Cole said...

Stopping by from SITS :) This cracked me up. It sounds like something that would happen to me.

ashleefay4806 said...

lol That is hilarious! I have had those feelings :)

Sara's Whimsy said...

Happy SITS Day!

I love those kinds of parties! I had a lingerie party a few years back. I was told everything would be tasteful and pretty. I think softcore porn stars would be jealous of the things that woman brought to my house! I was horrified.

Unknown Mami said...

Love it!

Ms Bibi said...

Happy Surprise SITS Day.

Very funny. That's something that would happen to me for sure.

Lindsay said...

This story was just too cute! Thanks for sharing it :)

Lindsay

Holly said...

That's funny. Happy SITS Day!

Sarah Nicole said...

That is funny. Thanks for the giggle. :]

Happy SITS Day!

Becky @ Our Sweet Peas said...

Oh my, that is so funny although I am sure it wasn't as funny at the time :)

RebeccaMom said...

you handled it with grace! I might have RUN! Have a great day SITSta :)