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Globet Inc.

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Ten years ago, our daughter generated for herself the nickname "Globet".

It is the sort of obscure name you see on personalised car number plates that makes you wonder what significance it has to the owner.
I do know the derivation of "globet", but it deserves to remain shrouded in mystery.

Last night, in the most vivid of dreams, I discovered a telephone directory entry for "Globet Inc." 
A display advertisement of magnitude normally reserved for a major airline or large government department.

Now for me, those who profess to interpret dreams have as much credibility as astrologers.   (i.e. very close to zero.)

In this case however, I am prepared to make an exception.

I forsee that I am going to be cared for extremely well indeed during my rapidly approaching autumn years.

I can also see a little red convertible and a penthouse apartment.

And then that retired Aussie supermodel who has been avoiding me for all these years might just change her mind.

And just when I was about to set the final jewels in my crown of fantasy, Mrs GOF had to come in here and ask me what I was thinking about, and would I like a cup of tea.

Now I've lost my train of thought.

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  1. Wives have a way of doing annoying things like that …

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  2. You have to wonder how many great inventions never came to fruition because the thought process was interrupted by "Why did you leave your dirty clothes on the floor.And, I should perhaps also hasten to add before FD finds her way in here and makes chauvinist mincemeat out of me, how many great feminine projects of compassion and caring were deterred by "Honey where's the remote and bring me a beer on your way in here to look for it"

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  3. Had also meant to ask … is it "glow-bet" or "glaw-bet."

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  4. Umm…neither. Glob as in blob ……short vowel.

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  5. With my westernized American accent, it would be the second one that has the short vowel.

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  6. I'll get her to change her name. πŸ˜‰

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  7. ah the dreams of old men….

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  8. If we don't have em, they can never come true.

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  9. Ya gotta aim high alright.I told the kids I am going to ride the space shuttle. The beauty of it being open ended is it's still a "live" intention. (Date stamps can be a problem.)Oops! Here comes the Missus. My reality check just turned up.

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  10. I think you will be on the space shuttle long before any of my dreams come true πŸ˜‰

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