Finalists for douchebag of the week

Honorable mention goes to the guy that doesn’t think dealers deserve tips, yet he tips the waitress $3 for a cup of coffee, straddles every chance he gets and throws random chips to other players. Earning the bronze medal is the baby who threw a fit when he laid down a set with 4 to a flush on board to a bet 1/20th the size of the pot and then won the next 2 pots and stiffed me, cry baby cry.
Silver goes to the guy who said you cost me $300 as he calls off his stack with pocket 5s on an Ak774 board and said “how could you not hit me there?” Damn elusive 2 outers.
And the gold medal for douchebag of the week goes to the kid who was crushing the game and asks what’s customary to tip dealers after seeing a guy tip a buck. “Someone says a buck a hand is the norm” he wins the next 5 pots and doesn’t even think of tipping. I hope is see you on the side of the road so I can stop, tell you to go $&@? yourself and go home happy. In the grand scheme of things the $7 dollars I lost out on doesn’t bother me, it’s the fact that people can think they are immune to common courtesy. Do they stiff waitresses? Do the close the door on old ladies? Do they talk on their phones in movie theaters? I’m going to do a post on dead stiffs(they NEVER tip) and the character flaws they possess.

4 thoughts on “Finalists for douchebag of the week

  • January 20, 2014 at 12:37 pm
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    Love your blog. Great writing and great, hilarious perspective.
    And don’t worry, I always tip my dealer, but I feel your pain.
    People have no class nowadays, no one ever taught it to them. Maybe common courtesy should be taught in school since most parents don’t do their part.
    Just out of curiosity, do you feel that the skill level of players have grown over the years, or do you feel its still a donk-fest?

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    • January 21, 2014 at 1:39 am
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      When the poker boom hit the level of play was all over the place. Bad players love to donate their money, when they have it, it’s gambling for them, they have no desire to get better. When the economy tanked times got tight and less people were gambling. Now that the economy is steadily improving some of the gamblers are back, which also helps average players win more because they aren’t just losing to the good players anymore. So it was pretty tight with good play a couple years ago and it has opened up some, but not like the poker boom when there were terrible players everywhere. If everyone played tight and by the book it would be a boring game.

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  • May 7, 2014 at 5:27 am
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    How do you feel about end-of-rotation tippers? My good friend plays 1/2 pretty much for a living, and he will wait until the end of the dealer’s stint at the table, then tip accordingly if he’s up or down.

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    • May 7, 2014 at 10:06 am
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      I personally do not like that. We are paid minimum wage because our customers are “traditionally” supposed to make up the difference. I’ve had players like this and it never ever works out to the $1 a hand that would be the norm. If everyone tipped like this i would make a fraction of what I should. I work hard to give a very fast accurate game with great customer service and it can deteriorate fast if I’m not making tips that down. What we make generally translates to years of experience and running the game so that it’s fast, fair and fun. We do appreciate the fact that he does tip, when he wins. I guess it’s better than being a stiff. Only 1/20 are lifetime winners according to Doyle Brunson, so this style would not bode well for dealers. Save that method for blackjack, they get big tips when someone wins big. We rely on the buck a hand method as the “big tip” very very rarely happens for us. Our tips are for our service and all the things we do behind the scenes. If no one pushes him a pot he doesn’t have to tip. If I ship him a nice pot a dollar isn’t going to kill him and I know I’m providing good service.

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