Along came a slider who sat down beside her…
Lamar, we’ve got another big fashion show today. What have you done to cut costs? I’m worried about this rule that we have to have food for the models.
Are you kidding, Boss? That costs us nothing! I just put out the five sliders again.
Excuse me? What sliders?
Sorry Boss, I thought you knew. Back in 1958 my grandmother made some little hamburgers for our very first fashion show. They were so plump and succulent, of course the models didn’t dare come near them.
Now, I put the same burgers out each year and spritz a little Eau de Boeuf spray around the table.
Fascinating! Didn’t they ever go bad, Lamar?
Hard to say. We coated ‘em with shellac back in 1978.
I have to ask. Why did your grandma just make five of them?
Oh, she originally made six, but a very naive model ate one in 1972. Bloated up instantly. Never worked again.
Top: Sliders (small burgers) are seen backstage before the Herve Leger by Max Azria Fall/Winter 2011 collection show during New York Fashion Week, February 15, 2011. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
Left: A model presents a creation by designer LaQuan Smith during Bogota Fashion Week February 16, 2011. REUTERS/Fredy Builes