|Boater Ensemble Silkstone Barbie doll|
It has been a long while since I've paid attention to you. You've done nothing but disappoint me lately: from your defective eye screening to your bad ensemble stitching. How I miss your glamorous ways. Your latest incarnation, Boater Ensemble, has the prettiest facial screening I've seen in the past year or so. Imagine my excitement to once again rekindle that love for you. Alas, Boater's eye make-up is, unsurprisingly, a darn mess on one eye. And that navy blazer has a crappy stitching at the bottom. These defects are really testing my patience, especially since Boater Ensemble is a club doll that cannot be exchanged, based on a brilliant Mattel policy...Not.
But it's not your fault, Barbie. Your designers have tried....Oh lord, have they tried! Your bad quality incarnations is an entirely separate issue. Therefore, I will always love you and continue to hope for future better versions of you. Just don't be surprised if other dolls steal your spotlight more and more. It's not you. It's me....and my preference for better quality dolls.
Your childhood friend and admirer,