bobbartop
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December 7th, 2019 at 3:53:05 PM permalink
So I'm playing a bar top machine, about half way through my play. Suddenly, a well dressed man sits down next to me. I think nothing of it, until he pulls out a spray bottle and a small terry cloth rag. Now I'm interested. This guy starts spraying his machine and wiping down every spot, plus the counter around the machine. He cleans the buttons, every inch of the screen, after three minutes it's just sparkling. He's meticulous.

So I'm thinking to myself, "Now here is a real professional, a top notch advantage video poker player who takes his game quite serious. I'm sure he is very knowledgeable, I gotta admire this guy." I keep watching him out of the corner of my eye, I'm very interested. He pulls some money out and inserts it into his machine.

AND STARTS PLAYING CAVEMAN KENO!

What an a-hole.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:04:27 PM permalink
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So I'm playing a bar top machine, about half way through my play. Suddenly, a well dressed man sits down next to me. I think nothing of it, until he pulls out a spray bottle and a small terry cloth rag. Now I'm interested. This guy starts spraying his machine and wiping down every spot, plus the counter around the machine. He cleans the buttons, every inch of the screen, after three minutes it's just sparkling. He's meticulous.

So I'm thinking to myself, "Now here is a real professional, a top notch advantage video poker player who takes his game quite serious. I'm sure he is very knowledgeable, I gotta admire this guy." I keep watching him out of the corner of my eye, I'm very interested. He pulls some money out and inserts it into his machine.

AND STARTS PLAYING CAVEMAN KENO!

What an a-hole.

I would have automatically just assumed he was a germaphobe.

And for good reason, I'm sure the machines are absolutely filthy(I'm sure some of us long-timers have built up an immunity). Remember, there's guys who ride buses and subways who are "fresh" off the bus (they probably just took a dump on the bus) that play those things, you could get get all kinds of scabies, lice and probably some diseases.

p.s. I used to get some strange sickness that felt similar to the flu about once a year or so when I had to deal with coin in coin out machines(ones that you had to hand feed each time) for an extended period of time. If you ever looked at your hands after playing those type of machines your hands would be covered with a metallic Sparkle that looked as if you were playing with ashes. I got so sick one time actually went to the emergency room, they couldn't figure out what it was and they wanted to do a spinal tap, I refused. It cleared up soon after and I was much more cautious after that frequently washing my hands with hand sanitizer and I made sure not to touch any other part of my body while playing. Needless to say, after the coin machines all but vanished I never got sick like that again.
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♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
bobbartop
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:12:37 PM permalink
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I would have automatically just assumed he was a germaphobe.

And for good reason, I'm sure the machines are absolutely filthy(I'm sure some of us long-timers have built up an immunity). Remember, there's guys who ride buses and subways who are "fresh" off the bus (they probably just took a dump on the bus) that play those things, you could get get all kinds of scabies, lice and probably some diseases.




Valid point. Especially on the East Coast.

I guarantee that at least 50% of men do NOT wash their hands after taking a leak in the men's room. Some don't wash even when coming out of a stall. Now I'm sure the women's restroom is different. You can probably eat off the floor they're so clean.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:23:46 PM permalink
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Valid point. Especially on the East Coast.

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ROFLMAO.

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So the one thing I don't get is when people spend all this time washing their hands and then they walk out and grab the door handle that the non hand washers just used. Use the paper towel you just threw away to open the damn thing next time.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:40:27 PM permalink
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Valid point. Especially on the East Coast.

I guarantee that at least 50% of men do NOT wash their hands after taking a leak in the men's room. Some don't wash even when coming out of a stall. Now I'm sure the women's restroom is different. You can probably eat off the floor they're so clean.


I've heard the opposite -- that women's rooms are often far dirtier than men's rooms.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:48:25 PM permalink
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So the one thing I don't get is when people spend all this time washing their hands and then they walk out and grab the door handle that the non hand washers just used. Use the paper towel you just threw away to open the damn thing next time.



That's another valid point. I always use the paper towel to grab the handle. And if there are several guys in the men's room, I just wait for one of them to open the door and then dart through without touching anything.
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:51:17 PM permalink
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I've heard the opposite -- that women's rooms are often far dirtier than men's rooms.



Who can we ask to confirm this?
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December 7th, 2019 at 4:52:23 PM permalink
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I've heard the opposite -- that women's rooms are often far dirtier than men's rooms.



Iíve seen videos taken in a Walgreens ladies room. Seemed pretty clean.
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December 7th, 2019 at 5:05:06 PM permalink
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Who can we ask to confirm this?

I used to work at a Denny's as a teenager and one of my obligations was to sweep up the restrooms. I also did janitorial services as a teenager. We had a few few truck stops under contract, I did the same at the Eagles Club. I can confirm that they are significantly worse then the men's room.

My wife will also confirm that some women are absolutely disgusting when it comes to public restrooms.

The Men's Rooms always had much more damage than the Women's restroom.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
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December 7th, 2019 at 5:10:55 PM permalink
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Iíve seen videos taken in a Walgreens ladies room. Seemed pretty clean.

It's nice to know that you and Nathan have a personal connection outside the Forum.

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And other various common first names.

Coincidence, you decide.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪

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