I'm at a casino last night and need to score a quick 200 points to get my weekly free gift. The bar is packed and the six All American(?) machines are taken so I decide to play some Buffalo. At $1.20 a spin, I figure 15 minutes and I'm out of there, hopefully breaking even. After I put in my $40, I see there was twenty six cents in the machine but no card, and the chair wasn't tilted or anything. I'm playing about ten minutes when some pretty drunk older guy comes along and says I'm playing his machine. Said he went home to get more money and it's his. I tell him I'll be done in a few minutes and I'll leave him 52 cents, double his money. He sits down and starts watching intently. I tell him if I win big, I'll take my $40 and split the difference with him. Why I said it, I have no idea. I'm at 196 points and down $8 when I hit the bonus round. Eight free spins or something like that. I've had really good bonuses but also had some pretty bad ones. This one, I don't hit much but keep getting the five more free spin coins. Have one nice hit , 24X four elks for about $60 and end up after it ends with $151.40 in the machine. I tell him I'll take my $40, he'll take the change and we'll split the 111 56-55. He's happy as hell when I give him $55. I go get my gift and am leaving when he confronts me at the door. Says I owe him another $20, that we should split it down the middle. I try to explain I took my stake and split the winnings but he is getting loud and stupid. I realize this isn't going to end well and as I outweigh him by about 200 pounds and am sober, it's best it happens here in front of witnesses rather than in the parking lot where there may or may not be a camera.
I stand my ground, he gets louder and nastier and of course the first security guy that shows up is about eighty years old and a buck fifty soaking wet. He doesn't even get involved, just calls for backup. Pretty quickly, two burly guys and a suit show up. They don't even ask what's going on and give the drunk the bums rush out the door. I ask them if they'll walk to my car, for that guys safety as now I'm getting pissed. Nothing else happens, as I drive off I see the guy still arguing with the guard and the suit.
By the way, the gift was a cool set of mason jar/goblets. Never seen anything like them. Mason jar on the top, but with a thick stem under it. Conversation piece, at a minimum.
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