You’re so vain…

Listening to the radio on the way home yesterday and a little Carly Simon was playing “You’re so vain”. The next line is you’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you. Since I’ve started this blog I’ve received a lot of people in the industry enjoying and agreeing with some of my thoughts from around the world of poker, and the service industry in general. Unfortunately with fame(lol) come the haters. I’ve also gotten quite a few people that have read my blog and called it whiney and tell me to just do my job and quit crying. This is funny for a couple reasons, first they are reading it, and second they must think we act like whiney babies just like them? Actually dealers have to act professional at all times, occasionally a little emotion comes out, we are human. With the poker boom came a lot of jobs and with the demise there are dealers everywhere that would be willing to take your place. We know this and management knows this. So the reactions in this blog obviously would not come out on the table, and it wouldn’t be fair to the majority of great people I deal to.
So back to the Carly Simon song, the truth hurts and I guess some people really take offense to what I have to say. So I think the song will be changed here to reflect them. “You’re so vain, you probably think this blog is about YOU, don’t you, don’t you!”. You never know it might be, and if it’s not you from my blog it might be other dealers out there that are thinking the same thing as they look at you.

“You pick up some fans and a handful of haters along the way.”

Bruno Mars

Best quote I could find on such short notice. Either way in order to make this blog a real life look into the life of a dealer and what’s going through my head when strange things happen, I have to keep speaking the truth. To my customers good and bad, you will always see the professional side on the table. To my haters, keep reading. Thank you.IMG_0702.JPG

3 thoughts on “You’re so vain…

  • March 5, 2015 at 7:25 am

    While I don’t think you’re being overly whiny in your blog even if you were its your own personal blog and your opportunity to express your feelings so I don’t see how anybody could complain.

    With that said one thing I am disheartened by is as having been a poker player for many years now approximately 10 and intermittent times where I have been considered a regular at one casino or another I’m disheartened to find that if you are a true representation of the average poker dealer then all this time their friendliness and conversation was simply because im a regular tipper and not for any reasons of actual friendliness if you will.

    I used to be a cashier and there were many customers that I was very friendly with but from the true emotion of friendship not because of what they did for me and from what I’ve read in your blog dealers don’t feel that way if they’re talking to you or having a conversation with you the only reason they’re doing so is because of my tipping status. That saddens me somewhat.

    • March 5, 2015 at 6:21 pm

      I speak for myself, I truly do not know how other dealers feel deep down inside. I have met a lot of great people that I will always consider friends and would help them out without ever thinking of anything in return. But you do realize it is my JOB, this is how I pay my bills, I have my family’s well being to consider over anything else, and since tips are 80% of my income, the tips mean quite a bit to me.


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