Good Afternoon readers. Today we have a special guest blogger contributing to the Barbie Fails saga. Kyle is a co-worker of Barbie’s and he was eye-witness to a special display typical of our poor Barbie this morning. This is the recap he sent to me when I heard there was a bit of misadventure:
“I saw Barbie walking into the self-serve Tim’s and having known her for a few years, was optimistically expecting a decent show of some sort. Barbie sees me, says “Hey! how are you?” and I actually think this is what set the events in motion since now there was the pressure of having some one she knows behind her in the line.
Barbie selects her tea from the choices (she was shielding this part with her body, not sure if she put something extra in her cup or not). After blocking both the tea and coffee sections for a couple of minutes while she struggled with selecting milk size and amount, she makes her way off to the side to remove the tea bag and add the lid. I’ve bought Barbie tea before, I know she keeps the bag in for a bit to steep the tea, so I was surprised to see her fiddling with the tea bag, like she was going to take it out. Her next move is where it got interesting. In a move similar to a cowboy flicking a whip, she managed to yank/snap her tea bag out of her cup, while spilling roughly half her tea back onto the counter and floor, and throws the bag onto the floor (she’s standing beside the garbage hole, designed for tea bags, stir sticks etc.).
Barbie has everyone in lines attention now, mainly because she is blocking us all, and is clearly flustered. After walking around in a circle twice she decides she should clean up her mess, with the one napkin she has in her hand. I take this opportunity to ask “Do you work from home a lot Barbie? Clearly you aren’t used to being in a public setting.” People are politely trying to walk around Barbie and her mess, while she uses her foot and napkin to push the tea on the floor around, increasing the size of the spill. She manages to track down more napkins, tidies up the tea on the counter and floor and lines up to pay. I can see her searching pockets and trying to juggle her half a cup of tea (she didn’t refill the spilled amount) and toast and she turns to me and says “Crap Kyle, I think I lost my money, I may need you to pay for me”. After a show like that, I truly felt like I owed Barbie something and would have been more than happy to pay her for the show (think of contributing to a buskers act by giving them a twoonie or some change). She locates her money and manages to pay for her tea and toast without any further incidents. At this point I haven’t heard if there was anything else exciting about the tea and toast….”