PETALING JAYA, Jan 22 — Hell hath no fury like a mom who finds out her TUPPERWARE branded water bottle has gone missing.
For Mohd Fadli Salleh, no truer words have ever been spoken as the Kuala Lumpur based teacher shared a story of how he nearly “lost his life” when his son left his water bottle behind at school.
In a post on his Facebook page uploaded two days ago, Fadli explained how he experienced the shock of his life when carrying a rather routine task to pick his son up from school.
“I went to pick up my son from school today, it was already 6.30 anyway. Once I reached the guardhouse, Asyraff got onto my motorbike,” said Fadli.
“Just as we left, he said to me, ‘Dad, I left my wallet in class. There was RM8 inside of it for me to use tomorrow and the day after’.”
Considering that he spends his entire day in a school working as a teacher, Fadli didn’t really feel like going back into school and didn’t mind his son losing the RM8 as he told him to leave it behind.
“I was so lazy to go back inside the school. His class is so far away from the main gate too, so I told him to leave it and I will look for it the next morning,” said Fadli.
However, Asyraff wasn’t done telling his dad everything yet as he then said that he also left behind his water bottle, which was a bombshell for Fadli.
“Sreeettt! I immediately emergency braked and asked him why he didn’t say anything earlier,” said Fadli.
“Losing money is fine, we can consider it as a charity to whoever found it. But if that bottle goes missing, it’s not just my son who will get scolded. I might lose my life.”
Fadli then questioned his son to ask him which particular water bottle it was and if it happened to be the TUPPERWARE branded water bottle.
Not wanting to be chided (or something potentially worse), Fadli raced back to school with his son on a quest to retrieve the missing TUPPERWARE branded water bottle.
“The funny part was then when my son went back into his classroom, there was another man accompanying his son upstairs,” said Fadli.
“He shouted ‘He left behind his water bottle teacher!’, and we both shared a laugh before he quickly dashed away, probably to avoid being questioned by his wife if they get home late."
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Fadli’s post has since gone viral on social media picking up 51,000 likes, with over 19,000 shares in just two days.
Many social media users laughed reading his story probably because they know the horror of losing their mom’s kitchen utensils too, as they shared some of their own funny stories in the comments section.
“Even as we grow older and go back to our mom’s home, the first question she asks us is not ‘How are you?’ or ‘Have you eaten?’, it’s ‘Did you bring back my TUPPERWARE branded container?’,” wrote one user.
Another user, who seemed to be a wife with a grudge, shared her story of how she still remembers the exact date when her husband lost her TUPPERWARE branded tiffin carrier set at work.
“On August 13, 2015, my sweet husband left behind the entire TUPPERWARE branded tiffin set at his workplace in Cheras. When he got him, he said he forgot it. Till this day, he feels the regret of that mistake, even though he has replaced it,” wrote the user.
Other users were more focused on the fact the water bottle wasn’t even a TUPPERWARE branded water bottle in the first place.
Fadli said that it didn’t matter what brand of water bottle it was, as losing a water bottle would mean the end of him.
Fadli said: “It doesn’t matter if it’s a TUPPERWARE branded water bottle, it’s still scary if you leave it behind. If I had told Asyraff to leave it, it’d be like signing my own death warrant.”