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Wriggley's vs Winston - Thu Oct 10, 2002, 10:34 AM
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Those of you who do not smoke have make it chrystal clear to those of us who do, that smoking is not acceptable at most poker tables.
Even if smoking is permitted by the casino, we cannot escape the
frowns, comments, lectures, jeers and downright insults by those who feel it's in our best interest to assert their opinions about smoking towards us. Ok...we get the message!
Here's one for those who think it's acceptable to snap, crackle and pop gum ..... it's rude and annoying and not acceptable either.
I signed up for a Woman's only Tournament at the 4 Queens in Las Vegas during it's special 2 week series of poker events. It was my first ever tournament. Many of the famous poker players were present. It was a thrill for me to meet and talk to several of them including Eric, Scottie, Pete the Poet and the Rambling Gambler.
The list of woman present was impressive too and it was an honor to sit at a poker table with them. However, as the cards flew, the snaps of gum began to interrupt my concentration. One woman was actually blowing bubbles and cracking it just before it becan to fall out of her mouth. She was not alone. At my table alone 2 others munched, crunched, snapped, crackeled and popped at break neck speed. Instead of admiring their statis as
 
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Wriggles vs Winston - Thu Oct 10, 2002, 10:48 AM
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as professionals I was appalled by their lack of consideration.
If smokers are not allowed to smoke at events then those who chew gum should also leave their habits in their pockets too.

d.a. Bree
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 10:59 AM
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i prefer bubble yum lol


how do u know that the gum chewers are not considerate smokers in disguise?
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:01 AM
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Interesting post d.a. and it's a good point.

Although a non-smoker of about 10 years, I find that even if players at the same table are smoking, the air-conditioning in most casinos is generally good enough to deal with the smoking issue. On a couple of occasions I have asked smokers sitting besidi me if they would mind moving their ash trays to their other side and not have them between us, I have asked politely and have been treated equally politely, it's not been a problem.

But I'd agree that some of the habits around the table of some players, (both smokers and non-smokers) is little short of appalling. Drinks get spilt, food is chomped, exposed when they're talking, crumbs etc. dropped and then left for somone else to clean up.

Anyway, smoking at the table doesn't bother me as much (as long as I'm not having the smoke blown all over me) as some of the above and what you've described.

But hey! I guess we all have to learn to live and let live.


Shoeless Joe


"Now And Then There's A Fool Such As I"
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:24 AM
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d.a....

Not only is smoking irritating, it can give others cancer who don't even smoke!

I'm sure someone smacking gum is a bit annoying, but at least they are not slowly killing you .

Amazing to me in this day of modern medical advances and knowledge about our bodies that anybody would choose to keep on puffing away. Bad breath, yellow teeth, hacking constantly, lung cancer... just a few of the downsides to smoking. Now let's list the upsides... hmmm can't think of any.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:32 AM
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...just a few of the downsides to smoking. Now let's list the upsides...
Depends on what you're smoking?

What bothers me are people who yawn or pick/blow their nose or dip snuff and use a cup for a spittoon or talk about others' play or ask to see all hands at showdown time or call for new decks/setups or comment on how bad their luck is with a particular dealer or don't toke or...

And if you throw cards at the dealer at a table where I'm sitting you will get an earful and a visit from the floorperson.
 
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wriggle's vs Winston - Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:32 AM
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LOL....here we are, talking about smokers again!!!!
Aha...I doubt it simply because we (smokers) have been
pistel whipped into submission. None of us wishes to visit that thrashing place again. If one is a considerate smoker chances are, one is keeny aware of the potential of others to call us on unacceptable behavior and will avoid unwanted attention to themselves. Nooooooo, I don't buy that idea.
Shoeless..... relentless assult on my ears is not what I call live and let live! By the way....I lit a woman's butt on fire as she passed my poker table. In horror, I watched sparks fly from her dress as she walked past me. I was trying to be a considerate smoker, cranning my neck, holding the cigarette out in the hallway and making sure none of the smoke trailed into the playing area. It was hardly the result I expected!
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:53 AM
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: ROFLMAO
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 02:21 PM
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I wasn't aware that passive bubble gum chewing could damage your health.
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 05:05 PM
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bubble gum chewing can seriously damage anyones health when i catch the idiots that keep spitting it on the floor

i and many other wheelchairs do not want your gum in our wheels or on our hands after you finished with it
and if i see anyone spitting it on floor i am certain if you dont pick it up your health would be on a serious downslide
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 06:06 PM
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ironside - you need to get yourself a wheelchair with some James Bond features. Oil slick, guided missles, arm rest mounted machine guns, etc.

Nobody will dare leave gum in your path!
 
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Thu Oct 10, 2002, 07:25 PM
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Iron, how old is your wheelchair?

Get a new one. They have bubble gum avoidance systems.
 
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wriggley's vs. Winston - Thu Oct 10, 2002, 11:33 PM
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OK... Some of you keep wanting to make this a health issue.
My point is this. Those of you who do not smoke have succeeded in your demands, banning it from most places, including most poker rooms. Poker has historically been equated with drinking, smoking and prostitutes. LOL..smoking seems to be the only element missing from todays modern poker atmosphere. whatever! Anyway, this conversation was meant to point out an equally annoying condition which exists in the poker rooms and has, until now, gone on without
provocation from those who are really aggreviated by it.
Once again...If smokers are expected to modify their actions in order to play poker, the gumchewers who don't seem to have a clue, should also be accountable.
:evil: d.a.Bree
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 12:10 AM
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d.a.

quote: Poker has historically been equated with drinking, smoking and prostitutes.

Yeah!! Bring back the prostitutes!!!


Sincerely

John

p.s Gum chewing and bubble blowing is annoying
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 04:26 AM
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The upside to smoking??

Having a smoke keeps me from going crazy and pimp slapping whiney lil bastards who b1itch about smokers!

LMAO
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 05:01 AM
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 09:26 AM
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I'm not seeing a whole lot of prostitutes hanging around the local poker rooms... and the reservation casinos in North Dakota are dry so no alcohol either. Funny enough, smoking IS allowed in them...

So it seems that (at least around here) smoking is all that's left.

I have an alergic reaction to cigarette smoke - I can last about an hour in a smoking poker room before needing to go outside for at least 10 minutes.

As far as I'm concerned, your "right" to smoke and destroy your own body ends where my right to breath clean air and not have to step outside constantly begins. For chr*sts sake show some common courtesy (that's directed at those with the attitude "it's my body I can do what I want with it!").
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 12:28 PM
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LOL.

Another post where the original author's point is completely disregarded and lost.

This post is not about smokers or how smokers have lost their right to smoke at the table OR even about the fact that they are discriminated against.

It is about the Hypocisy of those who b1itch about what is being done to them and that persons (the bitcher) complete lack of care or respect in how their behaviour annoys/distracts/offends the exact same person (the smoker) who has modified his/her own behaviour at the request/directive of the original bitcher!

Bob
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 12:38 PM
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Actually, I think my point I've been trying to hammer home, the point that smokers either refuse to acknowledge or don't believe exists, is that smoking CAUSES DAMAGE to others. There are a thousand things people can do to be "annoying". Snapping gum, talking too much or too loudly, not taking showers often enough, etc. etc. etc.

Bitching about someone smacking gum is fine, but it doesn't even come close to the level of smoking.

Smoke around me, I can get cancer and die.

Smack gum around me, I'm midly irritated.

The contrast between death and mildly irritated is what's so funny about this particular complaint.
 
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Fri Oct 11, 2002, 12:42 PM
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I don't care if the original author's point is lost or not but this seems like as good a place as any to state that I agree with Minpin and think that smoke is the worst part about my job(dealing). Dealers have no way to get away from it and when you get someone sticking their cig in your face in the 1 or 9 hole, there is nowhere to hide. The only considerate smoker is one who smokes outside or in their own home.
I don't think there is anything even close to be as annoying as smoke in a casino setting. For those of you who say,"tough chit find another job," I probably should but I eat, sleep and crap poker and don't plan on abandoning it soon. Chew snuff, gum, read, bitch about my dealing, throw cards at me, drink booze-- even take a dump on the table-- any of these are way more tolerable than smoke(at least they aren't killing me). Sorry if this was posted in the wrong place.....



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