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I Got Kicked Out Of A Casino

If you have read any of this blog before, you might know that I play poker from time to time. Poker has been one of my “income streams” for the last 20 years. I used to play online but now that it is a FELONY to play online in the People’s Republic of the Sate of Washington, I sometimes drive 30+ miles to play in the Muckleshoot Indian casino (which the Peoples Republic of Washington is just fine with because they get their taxes).

Up until last week, however, I have never been booted from a casino.  On this particular day I brought with me a small bag of peanuts, a banana, and a Boost health drink. I sometimes drink these “Boosts” as I love the chocolate flavor and they are good for a snack when I am away from home. I ate the peanuts and banana in the car on the way there and put the Boost in my pocket to drink later.

Let me say first that I sort of suspected but wasn’t sure that you were not supposed to bring your own food into the casino. How else are they going to make money in their restaurants if they allow outside food in? I wasn’t 100% sure though and I surely wasn’t going to ask.

About 2 hours in to my playing I was stuck around a $100.00 and thinking I should go home. Good things  were just not happening at the poker table that day. I then remembered I had the Boost in my pocket and carefully pulled it out. I thought to myself, “maybe if I get something in my stomach things will get better”.

Opening the plastic bottle I quickly (and stealthily) took a gulp and then a second gulp. I thought everything was alright when I heard a voice behind me say “what have you got there”? Turning around I saw perhaps the ugliest lady I have ever seen. Seriously. I am sorry and I know God didn’t give everyone the same tools to work with but this lady was just plain ugly and she even had funny hair! This is how our conversation went to the best of my recolection as the whole table stopped playing cards and watched:

Ugly lady employee: “What have you got there?’
DayJobNuker: Uhh, this” (as I showed her the small plastic bottle)

Ugly lady employee: “Well you are going to have to give it to me”
DayJobNuker: “What?”

Ugly lady employee: “You are not allowed to bring food into the casino”
DayJobNuker: “Oh, OK. I’ll just take it outside and drink it there”

Ugly lady employee: “You can’t do that, I have to take it”
DayJobNuker: “What do you mean I can’t do that? It’s mine and I’ll just take it outside and drink it there!”

Ugly lady employee: “I can’t let you do that. I have to confiscate it. There are cameras everywhere and I will lose my job”
DayJobNuker: “Are you kidding? What are you going to do? Are you going to arrest me?

Ugly lady employee: “No but I will have to call Security”
DayJobNuker: “Fine, call Security!”

Ugly lady employee: “I mean it, I will really call Security!”
DayJobNuker: “I mean it too! Call Security right now as I am not giving you my dinner! I am asking you to call Security!

Ugly lady employee: “Ok I will”

Now, halfway through that conversation I knew I was leaving and going home no matter what. There was no way I was going to turn back around to the table and say “OK, lets play some cards!” I was outta there but I was not going to give up my dinner.

She then turned around and went off to find Security. I quickly got a rack, stacked my chips, finished gulping down my dinner/drink, went to the cage where they gave me my money, and walked out. I was NOT going to hang around to see what Security looked like as I am sure Security could kick my you know what.

As I walked out of the poker room into the main casino she was walking back in alone and I handed her the empty bottle. Neither of us said a word. There was no Security in site so apparently my bottle of Boost wasn’t as big of an emergency as she thought it was. It’s a good thing I didn’t bring a container of corned beef and rice or security might have shown up.

I do want to nuke my dayjob and find some work from home jobs. I really do! I want to be able to make money in as many different ways as possible so I am not dependent on any one source of income.  But just because I dislike my job does it mean I have to get kicked out by a woman who obviously hates her job? 

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  • 1

    Maybe she was just thirsty, and you didn’t llet her drink 😉
    Too bad such things happen.

    Simonne on November 1st, 2007
  • 2

    Why kick a big fuss of food and drink and confiscate? hahaha! Sh*t happens sometimes.

    Etienne Teo on November 1st, 2007
  • 3

    That sucks big time m8 – but another fine example of people not knowing how to do their job right and just following ‘rules’ verbatim. Btw I’ve only been to like 3 casinos in my life and all of them had free food & drinks I think – different over there?

    YC on November 1st, 2007
  • 4

    Too funny..the casinos here are pretty strict too, it’s all about business, they even have their own gas stations on the reservations to go with them now!

    MC on November 1st, 2007
  • 5

    Very little is free anymore and this is a local Indian casino where nothing is free. Different than Las Vegas.

    DayJobNuker on November 1st, 2007
  • 6

    That is a great story! That’s a person that needs to nuke her day job! How depressing that this woman spends 8 hours a day with the “I have to do this or else I’m going to lose my job” mentality. When a bottle of Boost becomes that important, it’s time to find something else to do.

    I worked in a restaurant once and on one particularly busy evening, I was waiting for my plates to come up while a majority of the other servers were also crowded around the window. A couple of the servers were up in arms about some french fries not being on their plates and screaming at the cooks. At that moment I thought… holy crap… I never want something as inconsequential as french fries to be that big of a deal in my life and quit the next week.

    Chrisitne OKelly on November 1st, 2007
  • 7

    *Laugh Out Loudly* This is not a big deal and why confiscate the drink. It is kinda funny.

    Weight Loss Article on November 1st, 2007
  • 8

    well you didn’t technically get kicked out… you actually got to finish your dinner and walk out with your dignity intact… well done!

    adriana on November 1st, 2007
  • 9

    Since she hated her job, you should have shared with her how to nuke it and showed her your site 🙂

    jackbravo on November 2nd, 2007
  • 10

    You should have told her you had a medical condition! LOL

    great blog…I grabbed your RSS feed. thanks –AL

    Allyn Paul on November 2nd, 2007
  • 11

    I am sorry for your “suffering” 🙂 but that was hilarious. As if the casinos aren’t making enough money, they have to go after your drink too? Give me a break. I would like to see anyone in Las Vegas try that and get away with it.

    I am not sure I have ever seen anyone in Vegas concerned with what you bring into the casino, as long as you are in the casino and spending your money. Heck, we used to bring in Panda Express with drinks and everything and plop them right down at the video poker and eat while we played 🙂

    Some things are rediculous and this counts 🙂

    chipseo on November 2nd, 2007
  • 12

    some of the casino’s i have been to comp your food if you play

    thewild1 on November 2nd, 2007
  • 13

    Funny (on the hind thought) happening. Interesting enough, – in Macao this kind of event would have probably gone unnoticed. But again, they have food stands there anyway.

    Lao Serge on November 3rd, 2007
  • 14

    That’s funny, no wonder people hate their jobs.

    Interviews at Hatchthat on November 4th, 2007
  • 15

    oh geez, sounds like she was just out to get someone. Must’ve had a bad day.

    homemom3 on November 4th, 2007
  • 16

    “There was no way I was going to turn back around to the table and say “OK, lets play some cards!””
    lol…. *click* I just subscribed…

    Jake on November 8th, 2007
  • 17

    Thanks Jake.

    DayJobNuker on November 8th, 2007
  • 18

    That’s absurd for her to say she had to take it away from you! You were being cooperative for crying out loud, being polite even by offering to take it outside. I don’t know, maybe she likes chocolate Boost, too. 🙂

    Mark on November 12th, 2007
  • 19

    Some people are so wrapped up in their job that they forget that their job and industry revolves around customer service. This was a great opportunity for her supervisor to take her back and show her exactly what she did wrong and what she could do in the future. Imagine what would have been done if you HAD been kicked out by security. You’d tell all your friends, everyone you knew or came into contact with. How many people would stay away from that business because of the way they treat their customers?

    Masked Man on November 26th, 2007
  • 20

    Perhaps the lady would like to share a drink with you and like the boost drink you had. Why you did not offer her a couple of shot so that she stop nagging at you. Lol, you should give her a try. Cheers!

    Nami Dalufin on June 15th, 2009
  • 21

    Hahah, quite funny… life is hard sometimes, just an employee in a bad day ? 🙂

    Jerry Baduk on August 7th, 2009
  • 22

    Casino staff are such idiots sometimes. nice hand 😀 I lol’d at corned beef. 😀

    rakeback on August 13th, 2009
  • 23

    What a awesome article I really enjoy that story…
    Com’on what was her damm problem, see that is the problem with our world to many rules…

    They got rules for everything soon they got rules that are so simple we don’t need to think.

    Michael Jensen on August 15th, 2010