Confession

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November 30th, 2018 at 1:46:10 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I always respect the rules when I'm in someone else's house or business..


Unless it's a law, it's more of a suggestion
than a rule. It's meant to be broken sometimes.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 30th, 2018 at 2:15:21 PM permalink
DRich
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Quote: Wizard
I think you're on the right track. Would it be acceptable to just buy an overpriced t-shirt or something in the gift shop? If we say the value of the parking spot was $30 and I play at a 0.5% house edge, I'd have to bet through $6,000 to cover my sense of guilt. Of course, I could just play a higher house edge game, but I've made comments like "Please just shoot me in the head if you see me playing 6-5 blackjack," and what if somebody I said that to actually saw me playing. I just can't play badly.


Just play an hour of blackjack at $100 a hand. That we you both still have a chance to win.
November 30th, 2018 at 3:47:17 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
Unless it's a law, it's more of a suggestion
than a rule. It's meant to be broken sometimes.


It is a rule of etiquette I firmly believe in, although there are exceptions to most things. If you're not happy to be on someone else's property, then quit complaining and just leave. This what I never understood about consummate complainers over at WoV -- if you don't like it, just leave.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
November 30th, 2018 at 4:03:49 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
It is a rule of etiquette I firmly believe in, although there are exceptions to most things.


So if it were a Walmart parking lot
you were in, and went to the airport,
would you feel the same way? There's
no difference in what you did, violating
etiquette.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
November 30th, 2018 at 4:53:59 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
So if it were a Walmart parking lot
you were in, and went to the airport,
would you feel the same way? There's
no difference in what you did, violating
etiquette.


I admit I violated etiquette, that is why I need to confess and serve a penance. Yes, I'd feel the same way about a Walmart marking lot, but they would probably tow a vehicle that was left overnight.
Knowledge is Good -- Emil Faber
November 30th, 2018 at 7:23:46 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
I admit I violated etiquette, that is why I need to confess and serve a penance. Yes, I'd feel the same way about a Walmart marking lot, but they would probably tow a vehicle that was left overnight.


They wouldn't even notice. They encourage
people to sleep in their cars overnight if
they have to. I was just watching a PCT
hiking video and they drove from N WA
to Alabama in an SUV and slept in a
Walmart lot every night because Walmart
says it's OK.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 1st, 2018 at 1:07:15 PM permalink
FrGamble
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Hi Wiz,
You have a god conscience and heart. Even though this event was not premeditated or planned and in some ways was kind of an emergency situation you still rightly feel bad about breaking their house rules and taking advantage of them. I think your penance should be an anonymous letter to them explaining the situation you were in and expressing your contrition. I don't think there is any need for a monetary reimbursement or a need to gamble or buy anything in their casino. God Bless you!
FrG
“It is with the smallest brushes that the artist paints the most exquisitely beautiful pictures.” (
December 2nd, 2018 at 8:08:11 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
I'd put another $20 with it and tell her
$40 fell out of her purse. I've actually
done similar things. I would always
give the money back to the person
regardless of who they are because I
want them to do the same for me. I
also like being a hero, who doesn't.

I always tell people in the casino when
they've dropped chips, or when money
is almost falling out of their pockets.
I lost my wallet in Walmart a few
years ago and when I went back, it
was in lost and found with money
and credit cards intact. That was
random chance, next time it will be
emptied.

I dated a girl in the 70's who found a
wallet in her seat. She took the $125
and stuffed it in her purse and was
really proud of herself. I didn't date
her again.



Are you blasting a trumpet Bob?

Quote: Matthew 6:1-8 New International Version (NIV)


6 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven.

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.


😛
December 2nd, 2018 at 10:30:28 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades

2 “So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets,


The Bible means less than nothing to me.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
December 2nd, 2018 at 10:34:22 AM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
The Bible means less than nothing to me.


Bob - do you not yet know when I am being sarcastic?
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