DrawingDead
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August 5th, 2014 at 5:54:23 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ

Now there's a thought.

Random mini-Rant:

Groups of 5 to 8 people who stand in a circle and block half or more of the walkway bug me.

That's impossible, because they're all busy attending the loitering convention and obstruction festival at the bottom of the escalator.
"I'm against stuff like crack and math" --AxelWolf
Gandler
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August 6th, 2014 at 12:05:07 PM permalink
What I would have done is just let her have it, because some slot players can be irrational and if you sit at their lucky machine or even look like you are about to they will start making nasty comments and sometimes get aggressive (especially if they are on a losing streak and in a very bad mood).
Personally I don't care much about playing slots so if I am just playing one to kill time or use up free play or whatever I will gladly give it up to be nice or avoid a confronation. But that's just me.

That said, as others have said you are under no obligation to give it up, if their card is not in and there are no credits in, and there is no "reserved" ticket on the machine then it is an open seat. So there is really no wrong answer in that scenerio, whatever makes you feel good I suppose. If she really wanted it that desperately she should have asked the attendant to post a reserved sticker or at least left her card in.
jwblue
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August 12th, 2014 at 6:05:49 PM permalink
Quote: Gandler

What I would have done is just let her have it, because some slot players can be irrational and if you sit at their lucky machine or even look like you are about to they will start making nasty comments and sometimes get aggressive (especially if they are on a losing streak and in a very bad mood).
Personally I don't care much about playing slots so if I am just playing one to kill time or use up free play or whatever I will gladly give it up to be nice or avoid a confronation. But that's just me.

That said, as others have said you are under no obligation to give it up, if their card is not in and there are no credits in, and there is no "reserved" ticket on the machine then it is an open seat. So there is really no wrong answer in that scenerio, whatever makes you feel good I suppose. If she really wanted it that desperately she should have asked the attendant to post a reserved sticker or at least left her card in.



Other posters alluded to doing this. I think that is why I just froze. I didn't know what the heck to do. Is her angry boyfriend around the corner?

Personally, in this situation I wouldn't even think to ask someone to get up. It is nuts.

I am surprised that other posters think the the same way I do with regards to just giving it to her since she might be crazy. I am glad I am not the only one.

I have too much going for myself to take chances with a loon like that.
FrostieFingerz
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September 9th, 2014 at 9:16:20 AM permalink
If I was in your place, I wouldn't have given her the seat back. Of course, it can be the case that she indeed went to the ATM to get more cash. But you couldn't have known. I would have told her that in a polite manner. If she gets angry, I don't know... that says alot about that person. She could have left her sweater on the chair, or tilted the chair against the machine so people know it is taken and the person is coming back very soon.
But on the other hand, it can be a trick to chase you away from her favorite slot machine.
It happened to me before, I went to collect my winnings and wanted to play some more. By the time I got back, someone had taken my spot. But there were still other slot machines of the same game available or there are still other great games available to play. It's not as if that one slot machine is going to be particularly favorable to me, although some people believe in those things :-)

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