Here in the seasonal offices of The Curmudgeon, things are very scenic. And I’m not just referring to being on Puget Sound (if that’s where we are…I forget,) but to the indoor attractions as well. Things bloom in spring and people dress for the weather, and as the heat goes up so do the skirts. Even mannequins dress for the weather.
That’s what happened when a female mannequin was placed outside of a Barbecue establishment in Ohio. As reported by David Goguen of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the owner of the store placed the mannequin outside as a promotion and appropriately named her BarBe. She was wearing just a bikini top and Daisy Dukes. She is a rather attractive mannequin.
“Oh, Lordy, Lordy,” exclaimed the fine citizens. She was way too
“naughty” for their tastes. So they made a stink about it, but heck, the business at the restaurant is up 40 percent since BarBe started working there, drawing in the customers. In an interview with the paper, he “showed off the catalog he picked her out from, saying “She’s got big boobs. That’s why I bought her.” Oh, Romeo, Romeo.
The locals don’t want the hussy hangin’ out on the street, so they’ll say anything as a reason to get rid of her. She was declared as “signage” and required a special permit to strut her stuff. One local told the Enquirer that the sign actually draws “people who are looking for sex.” Woah.
Really? I wonder if she takes monopoly money? I guess since there are no actual women available, a meat sandwich will work just fine. You know…one or the other.
So the store owner put more clothes on BarBe and took her to the Design Review Board. Barbie, they ruled, could stay – providing she puts her darn clothes on. So she did. No word on whether customer numbers or up or down now that BarBe isn’t showing off her unnatural charm and beauty, but I’ll bet the national publicity isn’t hurting.
The owner wasn’t happy with the decision, venting to the Enquirer that BarBe “should be allowed to wear what she wants.”
I think they should just leave BarBe alone. She is kind of hawt.
I suddenly have a craving for some barbeque.
(Photo credit: All photos by Michael E. Keating, The Cincinnati Enquirer)