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There is no such thing as a winning game!!

Discussion in 'Poker News' started by StevenH72, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. StevenH72

    StevenH72 Creativity Alliance

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    .....according to a security guard at Heathrow Airport today. As I am required to work "airside" I have to go through security control every morning, and its a real PITA!

    So anyway, today I have Gus Hansen - Every Hand Revealed, in my bag as the security guard checks it. He looks at it and says "ah planning how to win millions are ya?" Now...I'm not in a great mood today, traffic was bad, weather is awful and I have a bad day ahead of me, so I just reply with "haha yeh something like that", he then says "But yeh seriously there is no such thing as a winning game is there, you see these guys gambling to win millions, losing it all, then having to gamble more to win it back", to which I replied "Yep, its awful, nothing but a vicious cycle".

    I have never ever (since I started playing poker), let go of a chance to try to explain why poker can be beat as apposed to games where you play against the house blah blah blah.

    Bottom line is, I am disgusted at myself, I feel dirty, and couldn't even look at myself in the mirror (which is rare as I'm Beautiful :wink:).
     
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  2. Irish Se7en

    Irish Se7en Insane Irish
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    well just think that you'll have a chance to respond to that question as he's groping you tomorrow. I mean searching you. :razz:
     
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    siNdreAd Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't feel bad about it - I really try to avoid these conversations now. People just don't get it and they think you're a degen :O.
     
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  4. StevenH72

    StevenH72 Creativity Alliance

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    haha, yeh maybe tomorrow I will waste 2 hours of his day explaining everything poker related.....Plan for Thursday....CHIPS :cool:
     
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    machinelf Creativity Alliance

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    “It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful.”

    --Anton LaVey
     
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    Steven, sorry for your pain but thanks for making me chuckle this morning. :laugh:
     
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  7. wafflestomper

    wafflestomper Well-Known Member

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    Ummm.... no for that. I wish stupidity wasn't hereditary, although after I meet some of my student's parents, I completely understand why my students are the way they are.

    I full-heartedly support stupidity being painful though.
     
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    I got a good laugh from this one. My 3 twentysomething nieces think I am "addicted" to poker :wink:

    Sandy
     
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  9. EmptyPocs

    EmptyPocs all chips, no cash
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    isnt it?
    I mean, to the rest of us? :laugh:
     
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    Next time you have to go through start talking to him all about poker, especially the odds and how they are calculated. Jump from topic to topic and keep asking him if he understands. Try to bore the hell out of him so that next time you show up, he'll just wave you through because he doesn't want you to bore him with more poker talk. If that doesn't work, ask him if he has discovered Jesus and try the same thing. Good luck.

    Tim
     
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  11. jojobinks

    jojobinks Poker Nerd (and Admin)
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    +1 on not educating the fish (unless the fish is a lawmaker).
     
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  12. StevenH72

    StevenH72 Creativity Alliance

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    At tables I do try not to feed the fish, but when somebody questions one of my lifestyle choices....well thats a different barrel of monkeys
     
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  13. jojobinks

    jojobinks Poker Nerd (and Admin)
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    man it seems to me like that would lead to a lot of arguing with strangers.

    i'm a vegetarian liberal poker playing stay at home dad. i don't have enough hours in the day to defend myself every time someone takes a shot at one of those things.
     
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  14. djexacto

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    I try to stay away from these now myself. My manager sees me with a poker book and says "wow you must be reeeally bad if you need a book to teach you poker". I just say "yeah man, I always lose...wanna come by for a game on the weekend?"
     
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  15. jdunford

    jdunford Donkey hunter
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    That reminds me...

    [threadjack]
    Ever hear about the dyslexic agnostic insomniac?
    He lies awake at night wondering if there really is a dog.
    [/threadjack]
     
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