I received this joke in my inbox yesterday, thought I’d share…
The Divorced Barbie Doll
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 Barbie’s 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.’
Now obviously, this story is a little far-fetched. I mean… what father would forget his daughter’s birthday? (And I don’t know what that sales lady is talking about… Ken was not anatomically correct “down there”)
I gotta feel bad for Ken, though… For years, I’ve watched that poor guy follow his wife all over the globe. Whatever she was into, he suited up and went along for the ride. The two of them had a heck of a life together: aside from the Dream House, they took lavish vacations in their RV! He put up with Barbie’s kid sister and her friends. And I’m sure Ken must’ve been inconvenienced on more than one occasion when Barbie and The Rockers were practicing in the garage.
So, after all that, Barbie has the nerve to run off with Ken’s friend and all his worldly possessions…. and we’re supposed to chuckle about it?
Oh, I know… Things may have looked great on the outside, but inside the walls of the dream house their marriage was a sham. I’m sure Barbie spent a lot of time crying in the bathroom and Ken spent too much time out with his friends. Poor Barbie probably got into all those crazy hobbies/careers to add some spice to their relationship… she tried to be Every Woman In The World (confession: I love that song by Air Supply) to him and it just wasn’t enough. Ken probably didn’t want a doctor/lawyer/scuba diver… he really just wanted a hot chick to put out in the back of their ’57 Chevy…. so it goes, so it goes….
If Barbie wants to get divorced, that’s fine with me. I’m all for a woman taking control of her own life and happiness. That being said, if that’s what she wants to do, she should do so with the same independence we’ve come to expect from her. Barbie doesn’t need to rob her ex-husband to make it in the world…. and neither does any other self-respecting woman. Ken deserves to keep 50% of the equity from the house and 100% of his testicles.