What does ‘fob’ mean as in key fob?
“Fob” is a shortened form of “fobbed off”.
For example: What’s happening with that security guard? You know the one I’m talking about. He was fobbed off by his son for his own protection and he spends all his time these days out on the porch behind his house.
The security guard has been neglected and abandoned so now he really seems to just be rotting away where he stands. It’s sad but not unusual in this society, especially when it involves eldercare or terminal illness, to find people left alone today in many different ways and they are often vulnerable or easy targets for any kind of abuse-be it physical or verbal.