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May 25th, 2021 at 4:15:37 AM permalink
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why are some of them so Fing rude .. I mean they blow their smoke right in my direction or allow the burning smoke from end of the cigarette to drift right in my face..than when I wave my hand like a fan to keep the smoke away from me they get even more agressive with the smoke .. and women are the worst offenders.



She may be trying to get you to leave.
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May 25th, 2021 at 7:33:53 AM permalink
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Neither is getting hit by a bus.


Which is why busses are not allowed on sidewalks.
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:41:41 AM permalink
Maybe[PROBABLY] But she is still rude...AND I don't try to come on to women at a casino anyway.. SOO that cAN'T BE THE REASON,,,HOW ABOUT THAT Deiter
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:44:30 AM permalink
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I don't mean, "NEVER,"---people wonder why I usually try to write so specifically. It's because you can't even have a casual conversation without getting nitpicked. Anyway, I thought that I implied that most office buildings were that way even prior to state smoking bans. If not, I certainly meant to imply that.

Hell, I even said that it could be, "Faulty memory," in that post! I'd already covered your objection!


Right. Just affirming or letting you know it was, indeed...“faulty memory”.
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:51:07 AM permalink
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I wouldn’t have been smoking around you guys (if you were there first) because I’d have asked if it would bother you and you’d have politely answered in the affirmative.


Most people I see asking this are already tapping the cigarette out of the pack as they ask. Cigarette about to be lit at table...”you guys mind if I smoke”? Cue eye roll.
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:53:14 AM permalink
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Which is why busses are not allowed on sidewalks.



Though people are allowed on streets.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:57:01 AM permalink
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Most people I see asking this are already tapping the cigarette out of the pack as they ask. Cigarette about to be lit at table...”you guys mind if I smoke”? Cue eye roll.



That's fair. I would just say that the asking (regardless of body language) gives you absolute latitude in saying yes. I'd say that I would have asked before pulling out the pack, probably, but I don't specifically remember. I definitely asked before starting to get a cigarette out of the pack.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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May 25th, 2021 at 8:59:14 AM permalink
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That's fair. I would just say that the asking (regardless of body language) gives you absolute latitude in saying yes. I'd say that I would have asked before pulling out the pack, probably, but I don't specifically remember. I definitely asked before starting to get a cigarette out of the pack.


If you are anywhere in a casino and you siddle up near someone not smoking and ask if they mind if you smoke....99% chance the answer is yes. Whether they actually say yes is likely a lot less. It’s one of those questions that doesn’t need to be asked.
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May 25th, 2021 at 9:21:03 AM permalink
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If you are anywhere in a casino and you siddle up near someone not smoking and ask if they mind if you smoke....99% chance the answer is yes. Whether they actually say yes is likely a lot less. It’s one of those questions that doesn’t need to be asked.



Well, I could have not asked...but then I'd have felt like a real dolt an hour later when they pulled out their own pack and lit one, now wouldn't I?

I don't know where you're playing, but around here, the smoker/non-smoker distribution in casinos is damn near 50/50.

If the answer is yes, then they should say yes. I do not control what comes out of their mouths. I did not ask banking on the answer being no. If the answer was yes, I would not have cared that much.
https://wizardofvegas.com/forum/off-topic/gripes/11182-pet-peeves/120/#post815219
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May 25th, 2021 at 10:15:03 AM permalink
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Well, I could have not asked...but then I'd have felt like a real dolt an hour later when they pulled out their own pack and lit one, now wouldn't I?

I don't know where you're playing, but around here, the smoker/non-smoker distribution in casinos is damn near 50/50.

If the answer is yes, then they should say yes. I do not control what comes out of their mouths. I did not ask banking on the answer being no. If the answer was yes, I would not have cared that much.


Where is “around here”?

I’m in Vegas.

In Nevada..among the big 3 (Las Vegas, Reno and Lake Tahoe)....why Laughlin wasn’t included, I don’t know. It’s around 20%...give or take a percentage or so. Now, this was a bunch of years ago and is the ONLY known study (that I know of) of gamblers who smoke. My guess is today’s numbers are lower. Among rural locations it runs a bunch higher, but that is based on a much smaller count of gamblers. I think that number was running around 35%.

My understanding is the study did actual floor counts based on visiting numerous casinos thru-out Nevada. It wasn’t just a questionnaire.

If your casino is running 50%....and I take anecdotal reporting with a grain of salt (no insult intended), that’s an EXTREMELY high number. Crisakes, are they giving everyone a free pack when they come thru the door? I would question a 50% count even in rural places like Tonapah, West Wendover or Elko.

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