We are ALL Dr. Babooner
Dear Dr. Babooner,
I bet pretty much all my life savings on the three principal names I thought Britain’s Royal couple would give their new daughter. In my defense, it felt like I was really on to something when I entered the office pool with “Mayweather Tesla Skywalker”.
A lot of people were trying to second-guess William and Catherine on this, analyzing their public statements and debating each other on Facebook to get some kind of a crucial advantage in knowing which way the couple leaned, baby name-wise.
But Wills and Kate are my favorite royals precisely because they’re so normal. I figure they’re probably thinking about the same things I am most of the time, so I went with my gut, which was totally wrapped up in the big fight on Saturday night between Floyd and Manny.
I knew that everybody else knew that Mayweather was going to win, so why gamble on that when I could go All In on something that had a much higher chance of delivering a mammoth payoff?
Imagine my surprise when they came up with Charlotte Elizabeth Diana – a totally predictable and profoundly uninspiring choice.
For my money, “Princess Mayweather” is very British-sounding and would have become a much-beloved name. Much more beloved than Princess Floyd, Princess Paquiao, or Princess Manny, which were some of my other choices.
Now all my money’s gone, but if that bet had come in, I’d be richer than everyone. No exceptions!
Dr. Babooner, why can’t dreams come true?
I told “Long Shot” there’s a distinct difference between investing in a genuine dream and throwing away your life savings on some crazy idea you pulled out of a dark crevice.
A dream is inspirational, especially if it includes an element of self-betterment and rises out of a desire to improve the world. But guessing that the royals would decide to call their daughter ‘Mayweather Tesla Skywalker” is flat-out crazy.
But it’s better that you were parted from your cash in this picturesque way. At least you got a good story out of it, and you were going to lose that money anyhow. It was simply a matter of time.
But that’s just on opinion. What do YOU think, Dr. Babooner?