On Monday, while at work, Barbie had a bit of a gymnastics moment but not quite at the ’10’ level of a Mary Lou Retton or Nadia Comaneci. As Barbie was walking down one of the aisles at work, and past a full meeting room, she managed to get the tip of her shoe trapped into the cuff of her pants. Unable to stop the physical momentum that was driving her forward, Barbie would wind up going into a full somersault and finishing it in a cross-legged position while sitting on her butt inside the conference room.
Without missing a beat Barbie looked up at the stunned attendees as she said “Hi, how is everyone? I thought I’d drop in and check on you.”
She would get up, brush herself off and walk out. The folks having the meeting were still somewhat dumbstruck as they witnessed the entire incident from the start since the meeting room’s walls were made of glass and they could see everything that was happening in the office area.
The other day Barbie was in a meeting with her fellow co-workers and a tragic event occurred – she misplaced her Blackberry.
Now for anyone who has a Blackberry, whether it be for business or personal, knows that these devices have been nicknamed ‘Crackberry’ for a reason. The device is an addiction with its ability to send you emails, text messages and BBM’s. But at least its not the type of addiction that has you dancing on tables topless or sleeping in cardboard box 😀
OK back to the story, Barbie misplaced her Blackberry. As she was packing up after the meeting she slowly realized that her Blackberry had become undone from her pants and had dropped somewhere. The big question was where?
Placing on her proverbial Sherlock Holmes cap the search began. Barbie started her search. She searched her purse, her laptop roller-bag, the table and all around the meeting room in general. Alas there was no success in her search.
At this point Barbie’s co-worker, Lori, came into the meeting room and asked her what the problem was. Barbie informed Lori that she had lost her Blackberry during the meeting and couldn’t find it. Lori came up with the idea that they should call Barbie’s Blackberry. This seemed to be an agreed upon method. So Lori went out to the hallway and started calling from her Blackberry, however Barbie also started calling from the meeting room conference phone. Needless to say there was nothing but a busy signal to be heard. Lori noticed that Barbie had also been calling and decided that the plan should be that she would call Barbie’s Blackberry from her own Blackberry and they could trace the sound and locate the missing device. So, Lori calls the Blackberry and the ringing begins. So the audio bloodhound work begins. As each ring occurs the two ladies close in on the ‘sounds of music’ from Barbie’s Blackberry much like Tommy Lee Jones on Harrison Ford in ‘The Fugitive’.
Barbie finally nailed down the location of the sounds and found her Blackberry…underneath her scarf on her seat. Yes, it seems the Blackberry had come undone from Barbie’s pants, and slid underneath her scarf. So poor Barbie had actually been sitting on the phone which, in her somewhat defense, had been hidden by her scarf much like Harry Potter and his Cloak of Invisibility.
Imagine if someone called the phone and it started vibrating while she was on it?