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March 13th, 2015 at 7:03:23 AM permalink
I don't like machines that are super duper loud. I put in a bill, and it scares the shoot outta me when it does it's big "Da Dun!!" sound.

Even worse is caveman keno that's loud, especially if someone is next to me while I'm trying to put in a lot of coin in. Arghhh!!!!!!

When WalMart runs out of the good Triscuits and they only have the bad ones left over. :(

When my DVR records Modern Family (I record all MoFy episodes), so I find an episode that it looks like I haven't watched yet (according to the description), I turn it on, and -- BOOM -- it's Law & Order: SVU. But hey, that's not a bad show -- pretty good stuff so I end up watching it anyway.

I hate it when it takes forever for a slot attendant person to come over after hitting a jackpot. On top of that, giving the last $100 of the payout in all $20's -- even when I asked for no $20's and that I had plenty of $20's in my pocket for a tip.

When I buy a bunch of food, liquor, or beer, and I think I'm going to eat/drink it all cuz I'll like it -- but I end up not liking it. Or when I forget to buy limes. Or I forget to buy tonic water. Grrr!!!

When people recommend "good" Netflix movies/shows and I forget the name of the series. Argh! Or even worse, when I finally remember, I start the first episode, and it's really slow. I finish it and get to the second episode, and it's almost just as slow. Watch the third and fourth episode, and I finally realize, like, "Uhh...what the f*** am I watching? And why am I still watching this?! This show sucks." Then like 6 months or a year later, I think, "That show is probably good, I'll give it another try." I try it again, and sure enough, it's just as bad as it was before.

When a good show or movie is ruined by ridiculously crazy special effects or stuff that's like impossible. Or when it's just some average show and they make it seem super gnarly. Kinda hard to explain the second part there, but there's some of it in The Blacklist (the big helicopter or w/e it is that picks up the chick in the first episode.....or when there's the "impossible to open box" thing that they put Ray in occasionally).

When casinos have weird coin in to points conversions. I think The Cosmopolitan is $7.50 coin in for 1 point. Like wtf, how confusing is that!?

When I get my casino mail offers really late -- like anything after the 28'th or so of the previous month. I think I got my Downtown Grand's mail offer on like Mar 8'th or something like that.

Or when I get offers in the mail for months down the road. Not that it's necessarily a bad thing, but, there's a decent chance I'm going to lose track of an offer that's valid June 1 to June 30'th.

When offers are only available on specific days/dates (like Freeplay). Grrrr!!!! I don't want 15 offers of $50 each -- I want one big $750 offer or 3 offers of $250 each.

When I sit down at a nice blackjack game, heads up, and 2 seconds later every ploppy in town wants to join on in. Go play on someone else's table!!!!
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March 13th, 2015 at 8:22:04 AM permalink
There's a dig park I go to. A few years ago there was this guy who didn't want to pick up after his small dog. He said the poo was small and would be gone in a couple of days anyway. Lots of people didn't like this guy. If we all had his attitude there would be poo on every square foot of the three-acre park. Someone smeared poo on the door handle to his car. How appropriate. Now every time he gets into his car he'll feel like he needs to wash his hands.
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March 13th, 2015 at 8:30:13 AM permalink
Quote: RS



Even worse is caveman keno that's loud, especially if someone is next to me while I'm trying to put in a lot of coin in. Arghhh!!!!!!

!!



I know a guy that HATES this game when its played next to him. remind me to fire it up next time I see him on a play :) I'll even have a slot techturn the volume up up to 11!
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March 13th, 2015 at 9:25:32 AM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

There's a dig park I go to. A few years ago there was this guy who didn't want to pick up after his small dog. He said the poo was small and would be gone in a couple of days anyway. Lots of people didn't like this guy. If we all had his attitude there would be poo on every square foot of the three-acre park. Someone smeared poo on the door handle to his car. How appropriate. Now every time he gets into his car he'll feel like he needs to wash his hands.



Reminds me of a scenario that recently unfolded in my neighborhood.

My street is a popular venue for people to take walks and to walk their dog.

One Asian lady was known for letting her little white dog poop wherever it wished, and she NEVER removed it.

The dog apparently "favored" one particular lawn, because one day the owner put up a home made sign, about the size of a realtor's "for sale" sign, that had a photo of the lady and her dog on the owner's lawn; the caption read: "our lawn is not your dog's toilet."

It stayed up for over a month.
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March 13th, 2015 at 9:26:02 AM permalink
Quote: djatc

I know a guy that HATES this game when its played next to him. remind me to fire it up next time I see him on a play :) I'll even have a slot techturn the volume up up to 11!



It is one of the worse sound effects in slot machines. I mean, rocks grinding or heavy machinery, lord c'mon.
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March 13th, 2015 at 1:13:12 PM permalink
I have many casino pet peeves. Sometimes
I want to just sit and watch the roulette
game for a while, so I sit at an empty slot.
The entire row can be empty and inevitably
some shlump will come up and want to play
the machine I'm sitting at just because they
think it's lucky because I'm sitting there.

I say no, play one of the others. They mutter
at me and wander away. Sometimes they
get an attendant and I'm told I have to play
or move. So I put in 5 bucks and just sit
there. I enjoy when that happens.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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March 13th, 2015 at 1:59:29 PM permalink
Quote: rxwine

It is one of the worse sound effects in slot machines. I mean, rocks grinding or heavy machinery, lord c'mon.



Maybe a typo, but one of my pet peeves: Worst! not worse.
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:12:05 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

Maybe a typo, but one of my pet peeves: Worst! not worse.



It's lose! Not 'loose'. I see educated people
use loose for lose all the time.
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:19:45 PM permalink
How about faults arrest. Or, three is larger then two. If you take that last sentence literally it becomes almost metaphysical.
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:24:09 PM permalink
I hate the saying "same difference"
If it's different it's not the same and if it's the same it's not different
A flute with no holes is not a flute, a donut with no holes is a danish
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:39:09 PM permalink
Quote: Gabes22

I hate the saying "same difference"
If it's different it's not the same and if it's the same it's not different



That is not as bad as "I could care less"
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:45:41 PM permalink
Irregardless I could care less is the same difference as I couldn't care less. Were going to have to agree to disagree.
RS
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:52:46 PM permalink
I hate it when people say "OK, let's agree to disagree" (on some subject). I'm like "NO YOU IDIOT YOURE F*CKING WRONG."
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March 13th, 2015 at 2:54:50 PM permalink
Quote: RS

I hate it when people say "OK, let's agree to disagree" (on some subject). I'm like "NO YOU IDIOT YOURE F*CKING WRONG."



Exactly.
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March 13th, 2015 at 3:15:05 PM permalink
I like Let's agree to disagree. It means you both have opposite opinions on something but respect each others right to a different viewpoint.

And: I could care less is just bad grammar for, I couldn't care less.
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March 13th, 2015 at 3:17:04 PM permalink
Quote: Greasyjohn

I like Let's agree to disagree. It means you both have opposite opinions on something but respect each others right to a different viewpoint.

And: I could care less is just bad grammar for, I couldn't care less.



If it is something philosophical or theoretical I kind of agree, but at the same time, if something can be backed up factually and you have right on your side, I do not.
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March 13th, 2015 at 3:18:37 PM permalink
If I say 'lets agree to disagree' what I really
mean is you're wrong and I'm tired of arguing
with you.
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March 13th, 2015 at 3:23:43 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

If I say 'lets agree to disagree' what I really
mean is you're wrong and I'm tired of arguing
with you.



I see it the other way around. If someone says "let's agree to disagree" to me they realize I'm right but still refuse to let go of their belief.
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March 13th, 2015 at 3:27:01 PM permalink
Quote: Joeman

Quote: AceCrAAckers

When I play poker, I have problem with players saying, "I put you all in."

I agree. Does that statement even constitute a binding action? Head's up, I guess it only has one meaning, but what would happen if the player said this but didn't realize there was a 3rd opponent still in the hand who had me covered? If "I put you all in" is considered binding, what would his bet be?

It has been my experience that this is not binding, when it's heads-up. Some poker rooms will put the player making such a declaration all-in himself if there is a third player involved.
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March 15th, 2015 at 9:07:57 AM permalink
At NBA games, when a foul is called and the team that was fouled is in the bonus the arena announcer says, "One plus the penalty, two shots." They have been saying this for at least 30 years. It makes no sense and annoys me every time I hear it. There is NEVER a case when a player is awarded one shot that is then increased to two because of the penalty.
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May 9th, 2015 at 12:42:10 AM permalink
A big one? Women and their fricking sense
of smell. It drives me up the wall. Every one
of them is part bloodhound. And it's never
anything good they're smelling, oh no.

My wife can smell a skunk in a closed car
with the air on from three counties away.
She buys me new cologne and two weeks
later it stinks, don't wear it. Is that a
clean shirt, I can smell it from here. One
of the cats just did a big one in the poop
room, off she runs. Your dog needs a
bath, you don't take very good care of
him. ARRGH!

Her sister should be hired by the cops.
She can smell beer on her husband when
he pulls in the driveway. I have a terrible
sense of smell, thank god. I'm convinced
there are far more bad smelling things
in the world than good.
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May 9th, 2015 at 1:02:27 AM permalink
What's up with these idiots driving around at night with their high beams on? Is that what people are really doing? Or do their lights just appear to be super bright (ie: cuz trucks are higher than my sedan/coupe/little-car thing)?

And whoever came up with the idea of "drive on the right, pass on the left" is a genius. Unfortunately, many drivers are complete fcking retards. It's very simple, guys -- one lane is for cruising, and the other lane is for PASSING. No, passing is not cruising at 75 mph, seeing a car a mile ahead of you, so you accelerate to 85 or 90, get right up on their ass and tail 'em for 15-30 seconds at 75mph...then move over, go to 75.01 MPH then take 5 minutes passing...once you get 20 feet in front of me, go in front of me, then slow down to 70 MPH.


And no, I don't want to race on the freeway when we're already going 80 MPH, especially in the "HIGHWAY PATROL ABSOLUTELY NO FCKING TOLERANCE -- IF WE CATCH YOU WE'LL SLIT YOUR BALLS OFF" zone. [at least that's how i interpret the sign]. Like come on, you've already gotten pulled over twice (or maybe 3 times?) -- unless there are mysteriously a whole bunch of yellow Maseratis balling across the state line going 90-100+......but I'm pretty sure the dude just got pulled over a bunch of times, I'd pass him when he's getting interogated by the cops or w/e...then 10 minutes later the retard passes me going 100+....then he gets pulled over again, rinse wash repeat.



AND FOR THE LAST FCKING TIME -- if you're on the on-ramp getting onto the freeway, don't try to pull that BS where you sneak to the very front then merge into traffic, especially when there's a lot of traffic, and especially if you're cruising on the shoulder for half a mile +. And when you try to sneak in front of me, I will be flashing my high beams at you and honking, non-stop, for as long as I can endure. (A few years ago, some dude got so pissed off he actually got out of his car, but I think he chickened out or realized what an idiot he was.)
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May 9th, 2015 at 1:10:48 AM permalink
Quote: RS

And when you try to sneak in front of me, I will be flashing my high beams at you and honking, non-stop, for as long as I can endure.



Don't guys who act like this get
beat up a lot? But then, it's not
a surprise when it happens, I
suppose..
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May 9th, 2015 at 1:14:09 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Don't guys who act like this get
beat up a lot? But then, it's not
a surprise when it happens, I
suppose..



Are you talking about me? Or the people who try to sneak in front of me? If I recall, I don't think I've ever been "beaten up".

Well in sports I have been, but that's the point of sports.

But never been beaten up outside of sports that I remember, like a street-fight or whatever it is.

Then again, I tend not to get into (m)any fights.
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May 9th, 2015 at 1:16:30 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Are you talking about me?



Oh yeah, you. Just makes me grip
my 9mm even harder when I have
somebody acting like that. Road rage,
another justifiable reason to carry..
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May 9th, 2015 at 3:15:39 AM permalink
Quote: RS

Are you talking about me? Or the people who try to sneak in front of me? If I recall, I don't think I've ever been "beaten up".

Well in sports I have been, but that's the point of sports.

But never been beaten up outside of sports that I remember, like a street-fight or whatever it is.

Then again, I tend not to get into (m)any fights.

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May 9th, 2015 at 3:36:32 AM permalink
Quote: RS

AND FOR THE LAST FCKING TIME -- if you're on the on-ramp getting onto the freeway, don't try to pull that BS where you sneak to the very front then merge into traffic, especially when there's a lot of traffic, and especially if you're cruising on the shoulder for half a mile +. And when you try to sneak in front of me, I will be flashing my high beams at you and honking, non-stop, for as long as I can endure. (A few years ago, some dude got so pissed off he actually got out of his car, but I think he chickened out or realized what an idiot he was.)



Hate to relate this but I would say 90% of the time when you come up on a back-up on the freeway at a clogged exit, but a lane is open adjacent you can cruise up, by the time you get to the bottleneck place, you find the bottleneck is slightly back a bit from the exit [or whatever] and you can just slide right in to this section where the cars past the bottleneck are accelerating from a near-stop. Maybe some physics guy can explain this, there is some kind of unavoidable opening up of 'slots' if you will when acceleration is involved I'm pretty sure. This is so sweet that the risk of being unable to squeeze in, as sometimes happens, is well worth it. Usually you can count on a kind heart letting you in anyway. There have been times this has saved me 30 minutes or more.

RS, if it makes you feel better, those days are over for me since I moved away from Northern Virginia. And I never was the kind of guy who would drive on the shoulder etc.
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May 9th, 2015 at 9:34:33 AM permalink
Quote: RS

What's up with these idiots driving around at night with their high beams on? Is that what people are really doing? Or do their lights just appear to be super bright (ie: cuz trucks are higher than my sedan/coupe/little-car thing)?



Yes, lights are just as much angle as intensity. Ain't no different than a flashlight. Point it at your chest, it's bright. Point the same light into your eyes, you're blind. Trucks, SUVs, and that lifted AMC Eagle on 33's all bring the angle closer to your face. Additionally, many are adjustable angle (and are badly adjusted) and they're held on by pretty frail connections. Doesn't take much to bend or break one and end up with the Buscemi. I've seen plenty of "coon hunters' in my parts (one light on the road, one 30' up in the trees.)

Quote: RS

AND FOR THE LAST FCKING TIME -- if you're on the on-ramp getting onto the freeway, don't try to pull that BS where you sneak to the very front then merge into traffic, especially when there's a lot of traffic, and especially if you're cruising on the shoulder for half a mile +. And when you try to sneak in front of me, I will be flashing my high beams at you and honking, non-stop, for as long as I can endure. (A few years ago, some dude got so pissed off he actually got out of his car, but I think he chickened out or realized what an idiot he was.)



It is proper protocol to use every bit of available road space. That includes on-ramps and lane merges when a lane is about to end. Driving on the shoulder is against the law, but not merging until forced to is, well, what you're supposed to do. Merging early is an inefficient waste of available road space.

Quote: odiousgambit

Maybe some physics guy can explain this, there is some kind of unavoidable opening up of 'slots' if you will when acceleration is involved I'm pretty sure.



Sure, but it's not entirely a physics problem. Traffic is sort of interesting, when you're studying it and not stuck in it =p.

Spaces are simply the result of speed differentials and reaction times. From a stop, as in a jam, it's mostly the latter. Since most people do not want to be in an accident, they wait and see what the car in front of them is doing first. When the car in front of you moves, it takes about 0.3 seconds for that information to be received, processed, and turned into action (pressing your own go pedal). So by the time you begin to move (and this is if your chomping at the bit ready to go), he's already gaining space on you. Since most of us aren't top fuel drag racers, that 0.3 is more like full seconds. Additionally, most people don't accelerate with the intent to remain at jam distance behind a moving car. So even though you, too, are accelerating, you're accelerating at a lesser level to create the space necessary between moving cars. If you're more an RS type, you're more of a stomper. Hard go, hard stop. You're always right up someone's trumpet and there ain't no space. The rest of us, we likely create space. The observant merger then has the opportunity to take advantage. Which, since he does have to merge, is what he should do.

I say "should" because it's is waaaay more efficient that way. As said before, a lot of traffic is reaction times. This results in 'the accordion effect". If something happens to the lead car in a line, he brakes enough to miss the event, right? Well, unless he's me, he will probably brake more than necessary. Not many brake just enough to, say, trim the tail hair off a 150lb buck. Everyone in the line behind him does the same thing. They don't brake just enough that they scrape a layer of paint of a bumper. They brake enough to keep a safe distance, and likely wind up extending that difference because, hey, reaction times. It takes you a bit to realize the car in front is back off the brake and back on the go pedal. So with a long enough line, that lead car braking just 5 mph turns into 5.5 for the car behind him, 7 for the car behind him, 10 for the car behind him... get a long enough line and that little 5mph jab has cars behind him jammed up at a dead stop.

Merging at an available space helps lessen those braking inputs, which in turn helps to free up the jam. If people were forced to merge immediately, as RS prescribed, then they would have to stop and wait for someone to let them in (which would jam up the ramp), and someone in the flow would have to brake to give them the space to merge (perpetuating the main jam).
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May 9th, 2015 at 2:24:30 PM permalink
Quote: RS

What's up with these idiots driving around at night with their high beams on? Is that what people are really doing? Or do their lights just appear to be super bright (ie: cuz trucks are higher than my sedan/coupe/little-car thing)?

And whoever came up with the idea of "drive on the right, pass on the left" is a genius. Unfortunately, many drivers are complete fcking retards. It's very simple, guys -- one lane is for cruising, and the other lane is for PASSING. No, passing is not cruising at 75 mph, seeing a car a mile ahead of you, so you accelerate to 85 or 90, get right up on their ass and tail 'em for 15-30 seconds at 75mph...then move over, go to 75.01 MPH then take 5 minutes passing...once you get 20 feet in front of me, go in front of me, then slow down to 70 MPH.


And no, I don't want to race on the freeway when we're already going 80 MPH, especially in the "HIGHWAY PATROL ABSOLUTELY NO FCKING TOLERANCE -- IF WE CATCH YOU WE'LL SLIT YOUR BALLS OFF" zone. [at least that's how i interpret the sign]. Like come on, you've already gotten pulled over twice (or maybe 3 times?) -- unless there are mysteriously a whole bunch of yellow Maseratis balling across the state line going 90-100+......but I'm pretty sure the dude just got pulled over a bunch of times, I'd pass him when he's getting interogated by the cops or w/e...then 10 minutes later the retard passes me going 100+....then he gets pulled over again, rinse wash repeat.



AND FOR THE LAST FCKING TIME -- if you're on the on-ramp getting onto the freeway, don't try to pull that BS where you sneak to the very front then merge into traffic, especially when there's a lot of traffic, and especially if you're cruising on the shoulder for half a mile +. And when you try to sneak in front of me, I will be flashing my high beams at you and honking, non-stop, for as long as I can endure. (A few years ago, some dude got so pissed off he actually got out of his car, but I think he chickened out or realized what an idiot he was.)

I always merge at the last possible point.Also when it says lane closed ahead I don't merge until the end.
There is a book called Traffic that has studies showing it is more efficient to merge at the end then for everyone to move over immediately.
In some states Pennsylvania Iirc they have signs saying "Use both lanes until merge point ".
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May 9th, 2015 at 2:40:23 PM permalink
My point is when people go around and onto the shoulder to get to the front (or beyond), that's what irritates me....and it should irritate everyone else. I'm not talking about when people just stay in their lane and merge when the dividing line runs out.

Face, not sure why you got the impression I'm a stomp n go and stomp n stop driver. I'm (almost always) the exact opposite. I don't need to do that if I don't want to let someone in my lane....just angle & position my car properly and they have absolutely no chance. And I always let people in. The only ones I don't are when I'm waiting to get on the off-ramp and someone cruising by on the left tries to cut everyone. (Not gonna happen.)
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May 9th, 2015 at 3:28:30 PM permalink
I hate affirmative action incompetents, they make me wanna go all Vlad Tepes on 'em, hey hey.
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May 9th, 2015 at 3:33:03 PM permalink
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Face, not sure why you got the impression I'm a stomp n go and stomp n stop driver.



Reading comprehension fail on my part. I thought I had remembered you saying you didn't let them in (apparently, that was my own jump to conclusions) which, because of the reasons I described to OG, would mean that you'd have to stomp and go to keep the gap closed.

But you didn't say or even imply that at all. My apologies.
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July 8th, 2015 at 7:17:02 AM permalink
They dump a lot of money, but all of the internet players, yahoos and euros that come for the WSOP are quite a trial when it comes to ethics and etiquette.

I played with some Danes who were engaged in pretty open soft collusion. Squeezing other people out of pots when they were up against friends and so forth. Luckily this is easily combatted by just calling the squeeze with a decent hand and taking all the money. But if you don't realize what they are doing, it can be pretty rough.

***

Player A bets into a decent sized pot on the river. Player B calls. Player A goes to muck his hand, having been caught bluffing.

Player C, who is not in the hand, demands that player A flips over his cards and he does. It's pointed out to him that this could have cost player B the pot, supposing player A misread his hand, for example. He shrugs and puts on his headphones.

***

A British player has the button and calls a raised pot. It's four ways. I lead on the flop. Another player calls. This Brit sits there on the button as the small blind calls behind him. The dealer doesn't see his cards. He doesn't say anything as the turn is dealt. It's checked around to him and he comes out betting. Someone says, "did you call on the turn?" He insists he did. A count of the pot proves otherwise. He insists it was all a mistake. Whatever.

Then there are the endless disputes about English only and discussing hands when in action. Evidently, in European rooms, it's perfectly acceptable to talk about cards you've discarded and to speculate on player's holdings during a hand in play. They seem incapable of understanding why this is bad.

On English only, they say, "oh, I just said..." as though the dealer is supposed to ask for a translation in every case and then accept the word of the culprits.

There's a general tendency (common to many customers of all stripes) to expect employees to expertly assess every case and make perfect judgments unique to every situation, rather than following common sense policies. For example, the dealer should listen to a language being spoken, determine that it is Finish, and then handicap the probability of other players knowing Finish and act accordingly. That makes much more sense than the English only rule.
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July 8th, 2015 at 10:06:30 AM permalink
I agree with most of what you said, except...
Quote: Rigondeaux

...Player C, who is not in the hand, demands that player A flips over his cards and he does. It's pointed out to him that this could have cost player B the pot, supposing player A misread his hand, for example. He shrugs and puts on his headphones...

Thats not the case. Only if the player being awarded the pot asked does the mucked hand become live.
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July 8th, 2015 at 3:54:24 PM permalink
That's incorrect. If the hand is mucked or if the guy says, "I fold," the hand is dead. Otherwise it is live.

If a guy is gesturing to pitch his hand and someone says "wait, I want to see those cards!" the hand is def. alive.
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July 8th, 2015 at 4:30:52 PM permalink
Quote: Rigondeaux

They dump a lot of money, but all of the internet players, yahoos and euros that come for the WSOP are quite a trial when it comes to ethics and etiquette.

I played with some Danes who were engaged in pretty open soft collusion. Squeezing other people out of pots when they were up against friends and so forth. Luckily this is easily combatted by just calling the squeeze with a decent hand and taking all the money. But if you don't realize what they are doing, it can be pretty rough.

***

Player A bets into a decent sized pot on the river. Player B calls. Player A goes to muck his hand, having been caught bluffing.

Player C, who is not in the hand, demands that player A flips over his cards and he does. It's pointed out to him that this could have cost player B the pot, supposing player A misread his hand, for example. He shrugs and puts on his headphones.

***

A British player has the button and calls a raised pot. It's four ways. I lead on the flop. Another player calls. This Brit sits there on the button as the small blind calls behind him. The dealer doesn't see his cards. He doesn't say anything as the turn is dealt. It's checked around to him and he comes out betting. Someone says, "did you call on the turn?" He insists he did. A count of the pot proves otherwise. He insists it was all a mistake. Whatever.

Then there are the endless disputes about English only and discussing hands when in action. Evidently, in European rooms, it's perfectly acceptable to talk about cards you've discarded and to speculate on player's holdings during a hand in play. They seem incapable of understanding why this is bad.

On English only, they say, "oh, I just said..." as though the dealer is supposed to ask for a translation in every case and then accept the word of the culprits.

There's a general tendency (common to many customers of all stripes) to expect employees to expertly assess every case and make perfect judgments unique to every situation, rather than following common sense policies. For example, the dealer should listen to a language being spoken, determine that it is Finish, and then handicap the probability of other players knowing Finish and act accordingly. That makes much more sense than the English only rule.



idiots from northern europe imo - 5:20 or so
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July 8th, 2015 at 5:06:31 PM permalink
Quote: djatc

idiots from northern europe imo - 5:20 or so



That was great, as was the one that followed it. lmao...
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July 10th, 2015 at 8:59:44 PM permalink
getting carded for a free drink at the table after I was just carded to enter the property. the dealer doesn't ask the see my ID again
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July 13th, 2015 at 11:24:31 AM permalink
Casino Bus Passengers:

1) There are 8 empty rows in the middle/back of the bus, but they ask to sit next to someone in the 1st row who has their bags and belongings piled up in the 2nd seat. Even when the passenger already seated suggested they go in the back and kept sandbagging on moving their items. (This was an older, European lady who asked to sit next to them, but DAMN take a hint!)

2) When the casino bus greeter says "Have your ID or player's card ready" And people get to the front, only to fumble through their purse/wallet for 5 mins looking for their ID. Then the second the greeter looks at you with Card and ticket in hand and you try to move ahead, only for the purse fumbler to say "I got it" and further delay you.

3) When a passenger asks the driver, "What time will we get to the casino?" And the driver responds "I'm not sure, depending on traffic and weather it could be XX o'clock" They respond "But I have a show/tournament starting at this time, can't you just drive faster?"
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July 13th, 2015 at 11:30:29 AM permalink
Quote: BedWetterBetter

...3) When a passenger asks the driver, "What time will we get to the casino?"...



https://youtu.be/a8k1eTEw4rQ

^^^ A clip from The Simpson's.
DUHHIIIIIIIII HEARD THAT!
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July 13th, 2015 at 1:32:28 PM permalink
I've given up. Typically I start my time at WoV
by blocking all the threads I'll never read, which
is 95% of them. But because this place is soooooo
slow now, that takes too long. So I log out and
review all the threads posted in today and see if
I'm interested in any. When I click on one, it
comes up right away because I'm logged out. If
I want to post, I log in. What this has done is,
I'm hardly posting anymore, much to the relief
of many here. I'm also spending a lot less time here.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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July 13th, 2015 at 1:38:52 PM permalink
I think you've identified your problem. Your exclusion list is too long.

My list is about 5 threads. I don't see a speed problem.
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July 13th, 2015 at 1:58:25 PM permalink
Maybe. But I've seen others here complain
many times that their speed is slow too.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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July 13th, 2015 at 2:12:45 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I've given up. Typically I start my time at WoV
by blocking all the threads I'll never read, which
is 95% of them. But because this place is soooooo
slow now, that takes too long. So I log out and
review all the threads posted in today and see if
I'm interested in any. When I click on one, it
comes up right away because I'm logged out. If
I want to post, I log in. What this has done is,
I'm hardly posting anymore, much to the relief
of many here. I'm also spending a lot less time here.

Ah phooey! Ain't no one happy you ain't posting as much. Haters and lovers read your posts all the same.
I noticed since AOS got miffed due to the the feeling of lack of support and appreciation vs a obvious socky, a few people have trailed off posting as much. I wonder if anyone in green has reached out to him.

Perhaps there more to his exit decision than some obsessed loony tunes wack job. Does AOS even log on anymore?

PS. looking forward to your 20,000's post
♪♪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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July 15th, 2015 at 11:30:01 PM permalink
If legitimate companies still send, "reply to their email offers" they probably should stop.

I don't click on "deals". I don't renew subscriptions by clicking on a link.

I mean, I probably already have hidden Trojans from China/Russia/ hackers etc., but I sure am not clicking on a link.

If you want me to check out a deal, say visit our site. I'll type it in, look it up, or use my bookmark, and go there on my own.

Half the time, I don't even know if my family is sending corrupted email attachments. That's enough to worry about.

signed,
possibly too paranoid, but who knows.
Keep watching the skies, etc.,
There's no secret. Just know what you're talking about before you open your mouth.
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July 24th, 2015 at 1:16:05 AM permalink
I was in Walmart today, returning an item I had
purchased because it was the wrong item. I
gave the receipt to the young man, he took it
and the item to his cohort at the next station,
and came back. I started to explain why I was
returning it, and he babbled something in a
foreign language, mixed I think with English.

Good god. Why would a company put somebody
in customer service who can't speak the countries
language? Is this a joke? What's the fricking point.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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August 16th, 2015 at 10:41:23 AM permalink
YO! Mister xenophobic

At least that person is working -- so wtf is your fricking point? IMO you would probably not want him/her to have a job just because they don't speak good English.
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August 16th, 2015 at 11:01:20 AM permalink
Quote: HeySlick

IMO you would probably not want him/her to have a job just because they don't speak good English.



I don't want them to have THAT job in a major
store chain where he deals with the public
and can't speak English worth a crap. Have
him stock shelves till he can at least speak
well enough to do the other job correctly.

I want a huge business like Walmart to at
least try and act like they know what they're
doing, even though they actually don't. I've
owned several businesses, I would never let
a person who barely speaks the language
represent my business to the public.
"It's not called gambling if the math is on your side."
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August 16th, 2015 at 11:07:34 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I was in Walmart today, returning an item I had
purchased because it was the wrong item. I
gave the receipt to the young man, he took it
and the item to his cohort at the next station,
and came back. I started to explain why I was
returning it, and he babbled something in a
foreign language, mixed I think with English.

Good god. Why would a company put somebody
in customer service who can't speak the countries
language? Is this a joke? What's the fricking point.



I agree 100%. I might've said 110% but then that's one of my pet peeves.

Customer Service employees should be required to speak sixth grade English and be able to conjugate verbs.
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August 16th, 2015 at 11:14:55 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I don't want them to have THAT job in a major
store chain where he deals with the public
and can't speak English worth a crap. Have
him stock shelves till he can at least speak
well enough to do the other job correctly.

I want a huge business like Walmart to at
least try and act like they know what they're
doing, even though they actually don't
. I've
owned several businesses, I would never let
a person who barely speaks the language
represent my business to the public.





FYI -- Serving customers and delivering savings every day

In fiscal 2014, Walmart U.S. attracted nearly 140 million weekly shoppers to our stores and delivered net sales of more than $279 billion, an increase of $5 billion, or 1.8 percent, from last year. Apparently Wal-Mart is doing something right -- why don't you ask/talk to the store Manager about your issue.

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