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.”
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.