It seems that the global financial crises has hit everybody including the makers of the famous Barbie doll which just happens to turn 50 this year.
Being your average bloke, I am not really interested in Barbie but I reckon this is the best opportunity for me to introduce an excerpt from an email I received today. Perhaps Barbie’s developers are thinking of introducing Divorced Barbie to increase this years sales thereby combating the current downturn.
One day a father gets out of work and on his way home he suddenly remembers that it’s his daughter’s birthday.
He pulls over to a Toy Shop and asks the
sales person, ‘How much for one of those Barbies in the display window?’
The salesperson answers, ‘Which one do you mean, Sir?
We have: Work Out Barbie for $19.95, Shopping Barbie for $19.95, Beach Barbie for $19.95, Disco Barbie for $19.95, Ballerina Barbie for $19.95, Astronaut Barbie
for $19.95, Skater Barbie for $19.95, and Divorced Barbie for $265.95’.
The amazed father asks: ‘It’s what?! Why is the
Divorced Barbie $265.95 and the others only $19.95?’
The annoyed salesperson rolls her eyes, sighs, and answers: ‘Sir…, Divorced Barbie comes with: Ken’s Car, Ken’s House, Ken’s Boat, Ken’s Furniture, Ken’s Computer, one of Ken’s Friends, and a key chain made with Ken’s balls.