A Tupperware party that was held in the home of recently widowed Maureen Dooley has attracted a record crowd of 167 million people. Her previous record was four, which she held in aid of the local orphanage’s leaking roof.
On the night of the 6th of July, hours after the #rally4life demonstration that was organised by Youth Defence, Maureen decided to throw one of her favourite Tupperware parties. This time however, she decided to do it in support of Youth Defence.
“I saw them on the aul telly box, with their flags and crying children all dressed up in full regalia. I thought it was lovely. So I rang up their headquarters and a nice American fella said that he would send a few people over. It was great. I even lit a candle.”
What happened next was unprecedented. At approximately 8 o’clock that night, as she was preparing the Tupperware for presentation and the assorted biscuits & buns, Maureen was greeted at her door by a crowd of 167 million people strong.
“It was amazing. I had to get extra chairs in from the community centre. They all brought rosary beads and holy water for me. I even sold two plastic containers. Although I have to go to the bank to change the dollars into euros”
The Youth Defence twitter page uploaded hundreds of pictures of glazed buns and crucifixes, while #MaureensTupperwareParty was trending nationwide.
After 14 hours of camp fires and constant regurgitation of the song ‘Kumbaya’, the crowd eventually floated off into heaven. There have been doubts raised over the size of the crowd as well as Maureen’s eyesight and mental health.
A Garda estimate later revealed that there were six people present, including the remains of her recently deceased husband.