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Day 815: Just In Time For Christmas, It’s Maitri Barbie!

At Best Buy in Metairie a few nights ago, I neared the checkout register only to be greeted with, “Oh my god, you look like a Barbie!”

“Huh?” was my immediate response as I restrained retorts like “Which one? Malibu Barbie or Peaches & Cream Barbie? Diwali Barbie, perhaps, seeing as how my luscious black hair reaches all the way to my calves and I’m here in a flowing sari. Or maybe it’s the new bangs which I just did with my Magic Hair Styler. If I’m Barbie, who are you, the Queen of Sheba?”

Checkout girl: “It’s just all of you. I saw you and I just knew you looked like a Barbie. Your face and everything.”

Oh brother. Not just Barbie, but a Barbie. A Barbie in headed-for-washer capris, a t-shirt, a non-descript black fleece vest, hair pulled up in a bun and smelling like the tail end of the Po’ Boy Preservation Festival. Aaah, that’s it, Harried Stinky Scientist Barbie. I thanked the nice (yet perplexing and obviously blind) girl, regardless, and told her it was the nicest thing I’ve heard in a long time.

While Maitri Barbie does not hit stores everywhere for a few more years, how about enlightening your kids in Hinduism Meets Marketing this holiday season with a nice Mighty Hanuman Action Figure? (Thanks, SM!)

7 comments… add one
  • Blair Tyson November 20, 2007, 7:28 PM

    So how’s Ken? Oops, I mean D.

  • Maitri November 20, 2007, 9:12 PM

    Blair, whatever you do, don’t tell Ken S. I repeat …

  • Blair Tyson November 20, 2007, 9:53 PM


  • celcus November 20, 2007, 10:18 PM

    The Lord Rama figure is just too cool!

    I want blue skin.

  • liprap November 20, 2007, 10:23 PM


    Only problem is, your feet would be forever bent in that high-heel position Barbie’s feet are in. Real women can actually walk on the heels we were BORN with, dammit!

  • Schroeder November 21, 2007, 12:43 AM

    Have the Viagra treatments helped Ken at all with his anatomically incorrect problem?

  • Puddinhead November 21, 2007, 8:51 AM

    At least she didn’t call you “Manjula”….


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