The General wholeheartedly seconds your opinion, MK, regarding the "more than compensating gain" from granddaughters. Having each sired multiple male issue exclusively, until we achieved grandfatherhood, we were ignorant of the devastating power of 'little girls', and how they (instinctively) know precisely how to exercise that power over (non-sibling) older male family members from the time they come out of the chute.
And it isn't even covered by the Geneva Convention, although it should be.
You have it ass-backwards, MK, it's the General who's flattered to be associated with the likes of you, flipper, and even that old reprobate, Nic, who's no doubt still residing in the empty Sears freezer carton near an abutment under some overcrossing.
And for the General to ever be mentioned in the same sentence with the market-maven (who didn't marry you for your considerable intellect), it's a real honor! <g>