bobbartop
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January 5th, 2017 at 1:45:53 AM permalink
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've gotten into a casino elevator and there's one other person in it. Almost invariably that person will say, "Well, are you winning?" I guess I'm just grumpy but that irritates me to no end. I know they're just making small talk, trying to be friendly, I guess, but just ask what floor button you want pushed and stfu, don't ask me if I'm winning, in fact don't say nothing to me.

People in an elevator are bad enough. But I've gone to the RESTROOM, standing there alone, at the urinal, doing what I have to do, and I swear other people have stepped up to an adjoining urinal, and here comes the small talk. "Well, are you winning?" Geezus, Mister, I'm taking a pee, stfu. Leave me alone.

Maybe I'm just a grouch. No, not maybe, I am definitely a grouch.
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January 5th, 2017 at 5:46:36 AM permalink
Yeah, there's a big difference between saying "Hi." to be friendly and asking something very personal that's really none of their business like,"So, are you winning?" I am on instant red alert when complete strangers ask me if I am winning because they at times follow it up with,"Can I have $5? I just lost all my money on tight games." Not to be callous, but it's really none of my business and not my problem that someone was so irresponsible to lose all their money in tight games.
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WatchMeWin
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January 5th, 2017 at 6:04:53 AM permalink
I don't think most people have ill intentions when they ask 'so, are you winning'? I think most people are just trying to make conversation and are trying to be friendly.... rather than everyone on the elevator staring at the doors and being silent. It could be annoying if their tone is sarcastic and they look suspect. Ive had people phrase it a different way like ' how are the tables treating you?' and Ive never thought twice about it. I always said ' no speak a englesh.. sank yu' and smiled.
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monet0412
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January 5th, 2017 at 7:37:54 AM permalink
Well... it's different for players living in Vegas grinding compared to the tourists. We don't want to be in their world and they don't understand ours.

I'm grumpy because I have no time for small talk... I have to check 100 progressives and pick up all my free play and grind out a win 😃
FleaStiff
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January 5th, 2017 at 8:33:28 AM permalink
In an elevator, I usually respond with 'this is the only place where I can hit 7 and 11' as I press my floor button.
The excessive camarraderie is a result of alcohol and a certain tenseness from the us versus the casino feeling.

As a prelude to a 'gimmie some chips' I think its rare but depends on which casino you might be in. Doesn't happen at upscale places but upscale gamblers usually keep to themselves whether they are in the plus column or not. Its like that woman in the BBC documentary: the narrator mentioned he was "down twenty" and the young, very well dressed, rich woman said that she was "down twenty" also. The narrator meant twenty dollars; she meant 20k.
Homelessnyc
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January 5th, 2017 at 9:02:11 AM permalink
Quote: FleaStiff

. Its like that woman in the BBC documentary: the narrator mentioned he was "down twenty" and the young, very well dressed, rich woman said that she was "down twenty" also. The narrator meant twenty dollars; she meant 20k.



If I recall correctly she was a much older woman and not well dressed.

Just an average grandmother type
kmumf
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January 5th, 2017 at 10:04:14 AM permalink
Quote: bobbartop

I wish I had a dollar for every time I've gotten into a casino elevator and there's one other person in it. Almost invariably that person will say, "Well, are you winning?" I guess I'm just grumpy but that irritates me to no end. I know they're just making small talk, trying to be friendly, I guess, but just ask what floor button you want pushed and stfu, don't ask me if I'm winning, in fact don't say nothing to me.

People in an elevator are bad enough. But I've gone to the RESTROOM, standing there alone, at the urinal, doing what I have to do, and I swear other people have stepped up to an adjoining urinal, and here comes the small talk. "Well, are you winning?" Geezus, Mister, I'm taking a pee, stfu. Leave me alone.

Maybe I'm just a grouch. No, not maybe, I am definitely a grouch.



Would you rather some just say F**k You!? People are just trying to be nice, I actually like it when someone at least try's to act human out in public. People are so cold and disconnected these days...
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January 5th, 2017 at 10:10:04 AM permalink
Every time someone asks me if I am winning, I have the same response 'down a few hundred'. I do this for a few reasons.

1. Fit in with the average gambler who is also probably down a few hundred.
2. Lets the person know I probably don't have a lot of cash on me.
WatchMeWin
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January 5th, 2017 at 1:20:57 PM permalink
Quote: Avincow

Every time someone asks me if I am winning, I have the same response 'down a few hundred'. I do this for a few reasons.

1. Fit in with the average gambler who is also probably down a few hundred.
2. Lets the person know I probably don't have a lot of cash on me.



It also works out well when your with those buddies who always are asking for a few bucks at the end of the night.
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Mission146
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January 5th, 2017 at 4:26:18 PM permalink
Quote: kmumf

Would you rather some just say F**k You!? People are just trying to be nice, I actually like it when someone at least try's to act human out in public. People are so cold and disconnected these days...



KMUMF!

How have you been, been awhile since I had the chance to address you directly. I noticed you don't seem to play the Picks game anymore, plenty of time to jump in on the Playoff Picks Game for this year, should be at the top of recent threads.

For my part, I tend to agree with you. I talk to just about anyone who speaks to me in the casino, except I do find it somewhat off-putting (as earlier mentioned) when someone decides to sidle on up to you in the restroom and proceeds to make small talk while you're taking care of business at the urinal. I'll still respond because that in and of itself doesn't necessarily make me uncomfortable, I just find it unusual that one would speak to a stranger while said stranger is micturating.
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