My Wife Organized Our Tupperware Drawer And I’m Like 90% Sure It’s A Trap.

Mel organized our Tupperware drawer and I’m like 90% sure it’s a trap. She showed it to me with pride. Normally it’s so out of control we can’t close it, so this was a stark contrast. And I have to admit, I was impressed. But that didn’t last long because the fact is, I’m going to to screw this up. I know myself well enough to understand that I’m just not capable of putting Tupperware in this drawer in an organized fashion.

It’s sad, really, because I have a graduate degree. I have a mortgage and a full time, middle class, job at a university. I handle complicated problems all day. And I know there are readers out there thinking, “dude… just try. If you just try, you will do it.”

But it’s about more than trying. It’s about endurance. I’m going to try, at first. But after weeks of trying, I’m going to get frustrated packing a lunch for the kids early in the morning. Or it’s going to be late, and I’ll cut a corner after doing the dishes. And then this beautifully organized drawer is going to fall into chaos, and I’m going to fulfill the sad cliche “you can work at a university, but can’t put Tupperware in a drawer properly.”

I tried to tell this to Mel when she showed it to me. And suddenly I realized that she was feeling the same way. She didn’t say it exactly, but I could see it in her eyes.

Both of us were impressed, but ultimately feeling anxious about our ability to keep this drawer organized.

Eventually we both shut the drawer, and silently walked away, wondering who would be the first for slip.

This is adulthood people.

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