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Posted: March 1, 2008, 6:36 pm - IP Logged

It's pretty pathetic that a low life like me gives better tips to a taxi driver, or someone who delivers a pizza to me, than someone who complains over and over about petty crap which doesen't mean a drop in the bucket to them.

You're damn right I got an attitude ! It sickens me. Excuse me while I go throw up !

Pac

To the truly "filthy rich" money is the way of "keeping score".

I know what you're saying in these posts though. At one casino I worked in dealers had to take turns driving the limo when someone wanted to be picked up at the airport. (This was really riciduclous as dealers work on 4 man crews, and one is always on a 20 minute break- so the guy going on break next has to wait for the limo driver to get back. Like you're going to go from Fremont St, to McCarren airport, find the people, get back to Fremont in 20 minutes. DUH.)

And of course, once you picked them up and they were in the back of the limo, you (the driver) didn't exist.

I know what you mean about the tipping and such, too.One night as we were going from the parking lot into the hotel to work (this was a cold night, it does get cold in Vegas), some homeless people were outside asking for money for food and hot chocolate and coffee. (I think we had made $45 in tips the night before) - so we were giving them a few bucsk as we went into work- while players we knew were going to blow $500-$5000 on the tables that night were walking right past them.

Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

Lep

There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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    Coin Toss - I agree.  However, what I was saying is that Pac is stereotyping people who are better off than he is.  It's not much different than using bigotry against a race, religion or gender.  I mean, let's say you've known a lot of fat people who are lazy or sloppy.  Does that mean the majority of them are that way?  No, they aren't.  But people often stigmatize people by the way they look.  It's the same when you drive up to a home and the people are rich.  When I mentioned the charities and the money that is raised, I wasn't saying they're better than we are, since most charity comes from working class people.  However, there are many celebrities who have contributed several million to building homes, feeding the needy, etc.  Danny Thomas used his fame to build a hospital that saves the lives of children.  Paul Newman started the Hole in the Wall camps.  Bill Gates gives away more to charity than anyone in the world.  Being rich doesn't make a person a jerk. Bono spends a lot of time raising money for aid to Africa. 

    I just think you focus and obsess on their wealth because you don't have it and, therefore, judge them by it.  Let's say the rich folks you keep talking about in Bonita Bay sneaked off to Woodsmoke, that RV park up the road. So then you wouldn't know where they really live. You get a call to pick them up in front of their Fifth Wheel and they give you a crappy tip. Would you then be complaining about the cheap trailer trash? 


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      Pac

      To the truly "filthy rich" money is the way of "keeping score".

      I know what you're saying in these posts though. At one casino I worked in dealers had to take turns driving the limo when someone wanted to be picked up at the airport. (This was really riciduclous as dealers work on 4 man crews, and one is always on a 20 minute break- so the guy going on break next has to wait for the limo driver to get back. Like you're going to go from Fremont St, to McCarren airport, find the people, get back to Fremont in 20 minutes. DUH.)

      And of course, once you picked them up and they were in the back of the limo, you (the driver) didn't exist.

      I know what you mean about the tipping and such, too.One night as we were going from the parking lot into the hotel to work (this was a cold night, it does get cold in Vegas), some homeless people were outside asking for money for food and hot chocolate and coffee. (I think we had made $45 in tips the night before) - so we were giving them a few bucsk as we went into work- while players we knew were going to blow $500-$5000 on the tables that night were walking right past them.

      Don't waste your time coin toss. Some people just don't get it.

      I've tried to explain what 1+1 is in about 17 different ways, and from every possible angle, but some things are just better left unsaid.

      If you can't convince them, join them..

      Hoooray for the rich.

      Yeah ! ! ! I love the rich.

      They're the best of the best, the lovliest people in the world.

      They are so charitable and nice. They're beautiful wonderful folks.

      They desreve a rich award of the year at Hollywood.

      Praise to the Holy ones !

      I am not worthy...

      Ahhh... I feel much better now.

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        Posted: March 1, 2008, 7:47 pm - IP Logged

        Pac - stop being so bitter - maybe more will come into your life.

        If you don't like your customers - get an education and switch yoiur line of work.

        love to nibble those micey feet.

         

                                     

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          Pac - stop being so bitter - maybe more will come into your life.

          If you don't like your customers - get an education and switch yoiur line of work.

          Emily, that is very good advice.

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            Pac - stop being so bitter - maybe more will come into your life.

            If you don't like your customers - get an education and switch yoiur line of work.

            This is why I love Emily.  She says in a few words what it takes me 1,000.


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              Posted: March 1, 2008, 8:04 pm - IP Logged

              Pac - stop being so bitter - maybe more will come into your life.

              If you don't like your customers - get an education and switch yoiur line of work.

              I'm not bitter, and I'm not complaining about my position in life. I took wrong paths along the way and paying the piper for it. I hold myself accountable and blame no one. I never ever claimed in any of my posts in here that I was jealous or had hate. Other people put words in my mouth.

              All I was doing was stating a fact with my experiences with most rich folks. And it's not just me. Ask any of the 150 drivers at the airport or any industry here that is a hospitality industry and they'll agree with me a hundred percent. I'm very nice with the people I pick up. I don't have an attitude with them or anything. We actually have very nice conversations, but when it comes time to pay the right percentage tip wise, they smile and give you 5 bucks, and even in one case where I got 2 bucks and gave it back to them.

              My situation has nothing to do with what this poster wrote about originally. I just wanted to throw my 2 cents in and show people how stingy, self absorbed they are, and just want more and more when they already have plenty. Remember, I first used the word greed..

              Most of my big tippers are middle class people. In fact I just came back from a ride, and got a 15 dollar tip. They weren't rich and they weren't poor, but regular folks who could relate.

              Again, I don't hate the rich, in fact I commend them if they started out with nothing and became wealthy. It just boils my blood that they can be so greedy over petty amounts, or want to win millions when they already have millions or close to it. That's all.

              Somehow my original comments got twisted into the subject about my life.

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                Posted: March 1, 2008, 8:12 pm - IP Logged

                What are you - 12 yrs old?

                Good one Tenaj!!!!!!!!  ROFL   ROFL   ROFL    I Agree!

                 

                Just maybe older people have more determination, tenacity playing the lottery with a goal they won't be a burden to their kids and perhaps can leave them something when they croak.

                Good luck to everyone!

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                  What are you - 12 yrs old?

                  Sadly, he is probably closer to 30.

                  "No one remembers the person who almost climbed the mountain, only the person who eventually gets to the top."

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                    Back to this old people thing, every passing second, breath, heartbeat makes one older, and they bring you one step closer.  So, for all you young whippersnappers out there,  your youth is fleeting and is leaving you.  I suggest you youngins' go out and make some money so you can buy a couple of tickets and get in the game, 'cause money talks and BS walks!  If you ain't in it you cain't win it.  "Kiss a senior day" is everyday and don't forget it.

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                      Back to this old people thing, every passing second, breath, heartbeat makes one older, and they bring you one step closer.  So, for all you young whippersnappers out there,  your youth is fleeting and is leaving you.  I suggest you youngins' go out and make some money so you can buy a couple of tickets and get in the game, 'cause money talks and BS walks!  If you ain't in it you cain't win it.  "Kiss a senior day" is everyday and don't forget it.

                      Sun Smiley

                      Oh, no we an't getting off Pac-attack yet, its too much FUN! Pac- I hear ya and understand what you are saying and I have gone through what you describe. 

                      What I forgot to put in my last post was that often I see people with money buying tickets 100 at a time when the jackpot gets up there like it did last week.  And if they can buy more tickets they will have a better chance at winning which might be why you notice them winning alot.  Or maybe not... either way I was only kidding about the Yugo comment, I should talk I just won $330 on the 3 way and my car ate $300 of it up before I could even blink! 

                      Money won is twice as good as money earned!

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                        OK, let me add this to this thread....

                        A Tale of Two Rich Folk....

                        These are both true stories from when I worked in casinos.

                        We had a player who had been a farmer in Colorado for years. Unknown to him, there was a very precious ore under his land. This made him extremely wealthy. 

                        One night he made a really good score on our table (dice pit) and shortly before the shift ended our pit boss pulled our crew aside and said, "Mr. T has invited this crew to meet him at such and such a place for a party after work."

                        So we all went there, ordered drinks, and bear in mind I'm talking Vegas waitresses here, when we went to pay they tole us that our money was no good, Mr. T had raken care of everything. For the next four hours or so we drank, ate wings, talked football, talked shop, talked with him. He told us a story about after finidng the ore, he and his wife were driving from Nevada back to Colorado and  she mentioned how scenic this one lake was - so when they got home, he had one built for her on his land.

                        That was one guy, one of the rare classic acts you see in Vegas. He was a pleasure do tell to, didn't get into arguments about payoffs, and never "stroked" the dealers (getting the dealers to do the most work you could make them do for the littlest money). 

                        Now here's another story. We had a guy on our table, had the table to himself, was betting blacks ($100 chips) and being obnoxious, and a real pain. Rookie dealers like to deal to players betting blacks, but experienced dealers know that for the most part they are just bring heat on the game (bosses always watch black action) and are notroiously stiffs (never tip).

                        A young guy ran past the game, reached inot his rack, and took two of his chips. The dealer on that side of the game was called into security as a witness (they had caught the guy), and told them what he saw. When he came back on the game, the player akded for drinks, and when the waitress came he tipped her $300, not because he was a "George" (generous tipper), but as an in your face to the kid they had caught. (The casino decide not to arrest the kid after hearing his story, security had him back on the game to apologize to the player).

                        The game went dead and the dealer who talked to security told us the whole story- the kid who stole the two black chips had blown his money two days ago, ws stuck in town, and hadn't eaten in that time. When security asked him if he knew how much he took or was after black chips he said he didn't know anything other than he wanted to eat. 

                        OK, you can't condone stealing, of course, but after all this for the same player to tip a waitres $300 for a drink (and the waitresses knew he had a reputation as a stiff) just as an in your face is pretty sad.

                        The dealer who had to talk to security said never again, next time he sees something like that, well call him Sgt Schultz.  

                        So yes, there's classy rich people and there are obnoxious rich people.  Sad thing is the obnoxious rich people think they own eveyone else.

                        ____________________________________________ 

                        Sidenote- Just my opinion here, but I think this touches upon our war with terrorists- we being a capitalist society, don't know how to handle people who truly do not have a price and are willing to be martyrs for a cause.

                        Not to condone Bin Laden, but at one time he was worth $600,000,000. I don't see any Bill Gates or ted Turners or Rockerfellers hiding in a cave somewhere for a cause.  

                        Those who run the lotteries love it when players look for consistency in something that's designed not to have any.

                        Lep

                        There is one and only one 'proven' system, and that is to book the action. No matter the game, let the players pick their own losers.

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                          It be, therefore it is reasonable.

                           GO ON  both young and old people !! 

                           Hurray!

                          Cheers        Group Hug 

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                            Emily, that is very good advice.

                            No that is not good advice.

                            An education does NOT mean you will get the better chances in life. I did take the right path in life But it does NOT mean things will change. Pac is just voicing his opinion on the things that exists in his life the pisses him off.  Stop being so judgemental and allow people to voice their opinions.  You go on forums to be heard not attacked.

                            Some of you have things that others do that may or may not affect you directly but you have an opinion on what you see. Should you be judged for it? I say no.

                            I play the lottery and yes I get upset when I see people winning and think why not me?  I read about the  level 3 sex offenders who win the lottery not because of good karma but blind luck.  I see people like David Edwards who had the chance that we all want and still piss it all away.  Does that make me angry? yes!  Because I did as you said.  I worked my way through college, earned my degree, I had a great job in the mortgage industry but am now unemployed because of the greed that existed.  And whether or not you folks admit it here,  there are things  in your life that make you want to vent.  And it is your right, allow others theirs.  God! sometimes you folks are so judgemental.  We are all strangers in cyberspace people  and don't know the whole story, it will do you good to remember that sometimes. Jees.

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                              No that is not good advice.

                              An education does NOT mean you will get the better chances in life. I did take the right path in life But it does NOT mean things will change. Pac is just voicing his opinion on the things that exists in his life the pisses him off.  Stop being so judgemental and allow people to voice their opinions.  You go on forums to be heard not attacked.

                              Some of you have things that others do that may or may not affect you directly but you have an opinion on what you see. Should you be judged for it? I say no.

                              I play the lottery and yes I get upset when I see people winning and think why not me?  I read about the  level 3 sex offenders who win the lottery not because of good karma but blind luck.  I see people like David Edwards who had the chance that we all want and still piss it all away.  Does that make me angry? yes!  Because I did as you said.  I worked my way through college, earned my degree, I had a great job in the mortgage industry but am now unemployed because of the greed that existed.  And whether or not you folks admit it here,  there are things  in your life that make you want to vent.  And it is your right, allow others theirs.  God! sometimes you folks are so judgemental.  We are all strangers in cyberspace people  and don't know the whole story, it will do you good to remember that sometimes. Jees.

                              Education does not guarantee anything - but it does optomize your choices.

                              I have known Pac enough years to know he doesn't get upset by an honest post.  Expressing my opinion just as you are.

                              love to nibble those micey feet.