I need an opinion of this.........
was in casino playing and wandering.........
came across a lady sitting in front of a slot machine (not playing) talking to the lady next to her......who WAS playing........as the casino and slot machines were very busy there weren't many open machines.
This machine caught my fancy because I noticed it wasn't being played (and NOT because she was sitting in front of it). When I asked her if she was going to play it she snapped that YES she was and that she was letting it rest. Huh, letting it REST?!?!
I must admit it REALLY made me angry. She was so rude!!!!!!
What should I have done? Gone to the casino staff and been a tattle tail? Help me here guys.
I would be kinda angry my self. What a stupid answer to give a person. This is another example of selfish bas manners. Last year before the family cruise on the Grand we stayed at the Amerisuites hotel. The hotel only has three carts for guest to bring down their suit and travel cases. We went down for the contiental breakfast and saw one cart full and off to the side with people waiting for it. After feeding the kids and ourselves we went back to the room to watch tv for an hour or two. At 11:00 am I went down to the lobby and there is the same cart still full of this person cases. For two hours this person held up the cart. I stayed and waited and got into a nice conversation with another gent who was waiting also. He mentioned the cart as well. Finally a women in her early sixties walk up and took the cart. The fellow and myself walked over to her and asked her why she held it up for so long. Why she had been so oblivious to everyones needs. Her answer was " So, I don't care! " The gent I was with could not believe her uncaring answer but I knew this person was full of her self. I was in a good mood and did not want to spoil it so I let it go and waited for the next cart.
We have a slot machine place not too far from where we live. We went there ONCE and it was PACKED. There were "slot cops" making people leave the machines if they were not playing.
That said, I once interviewed a VP of a cruise line about casino gambling. I came away from that interview with the strong sense that want EVERYONE to be happy and they have to work a little harder than other entertainment venues because people are parting with their money.
In a case like this, it sounds like somebody would end up being unhappy. I guess I would just have roamed around looking for another machine than engaging in further confrontation.
Thomas.......that is a good one that I will remember! lol....Susie, sounds like you ran into the rudest person there at that time. I think you did do the right thing by letting it slide and moving on. You can't come deal with people like that. Good for you for showing that you could control your anger! I doubt that the casino management could have done anything......all she would have to do is drop a few quarters in and play real slowwwwwwwww. Only one way to deal with someone like that....smile and move on.
I used to ignore those things but getting older has made me more stubborn. I probably would just stand behind her for a while and imply that I am just waiting for that machine whenever she is finished. I would eavesdrop on her conversation and mumble replies under my breath until she became uncomfortable enough to leave. Of course her type is stubborn as well so it might take a while but at the least it will let her know she doesn't own the place.
Funny but true story that relates to this. While cruising on the Splendour of the Seas my wife and I were walking to the show lounge to catch the evening show. On the Splendour you are funnelled through a bar or the casino to get there. As we walked through a little old lady, (and I do mean little), with a NYC heavy accent grabbed me and demanded to know why she didn't have all the money falling out of her machine, after all, she had three 7's and that was the jackpot. I politely explained that while I did not work for the ship nor was I a gambler the sign stated pretty clearly that all three 7's must be of the same color. That made her mad, AT ME! Se grabbed me and 'demanded' that I stay put until she got someone to come and fix that damn broken machine and I was not to move or allow anyone near that machine until the management and her said so! What could I do, as Mrs Robo went to the show laughing I stood there waiting for her return and when the manager came over with her, I ran like the wind and let him deal with her! <G>
Robo you are either a saint or don't live in an area with lots of senior citizen "communities". I would have made a scathing remark and continued on my way. If she persisted I would have notified security. Some of the bad behavior by certain seniors is reinforced by people bending over backwards for them.
(who is an AARP member and realizes its the few that give seniors a bad name)
It's all Tom Brokaw's fault. Those seniors (once again the vast minority) who act like the world revolves around them have been validated by his calling them "The Greatest Generation." I actually had an elderly gentleman tell me that as he tried to push ahead of me in line at the local pharmacy. In a rare benevolent mood I let him go ahead. What was his hurry? Apparently he had an urgent conference with two of his buddies hanging around outside the pharmacy. They were discussing rather loudly how the young (which apparently includes me at age 52) have no respect like in the "good old days." So much for being nice, now I tell people I tred it once and didn't like it much.
(Who agrees they are the greatest generation - but would be careful which ones get told that.)
I agree with Pamda, usually there are only a few who give any group a bad name whether it's teenagers, elderly, children, parents (ok there's a lot of bad parents, I think I know them all !! ). But there are rude people everywhere. At least it makes me appreciate when someone is truly polite.
When we took the QE2 in 1990, there was a little old lady monopolizing the change machine. Every attempt (by folks who wanted change, the staff was no where to be found) to get her to move on was met with a tirade that she had found the winning machine and we were trying to horn in!
It's so sad when your brain goes before your money.