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Re: 1 NF

From: JOG <jog_at_cs.nott.ac.uk>
Date: 6 Mar 2007 02:19:38 -0800
Message-ID: <1173176378.832183.62640@c51g2000cwc.googlegroups.com>


On Mar 6, 2:01 am, "Bruce C. Baker" <bcbake..._at_cox.net> wrote:
> "dawn" <dawnwolth..._at_gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:1173145036.123078.85500_at_8g2000cwh.googlegroups.com...
> On Mar 4, 6:58 pm, Gene Wirchenko <g..._at_ocis.net> wrote:
>
> > "dawn" <dawnwolth..._at_gmail.com> wrote:
> > >On Mar 2, 11:07 pm, Gene Wirchenko <g..._at_ocis.net> wrote:
> > >> "JOG" <j..._at_cs.nott.ac.uk> wrote:
> > >> >In fact don't worry about answering any of that. No more for me.
>
> > >> Thank you. I had decided that I had had enough of your posts
> > >> enabling Dawn the Twit. If the above had not been your next post, I
> > >> would have plonked you. Dawn does not learn and really, I do not
> > >> think she wants to.
>
> <snip>
>
> > Meg Tilly was on the Craig Ferguson Late Late Show last week and she
> > said something about how you know you are doing well in poker when the
> > men get mean and nasty to you. If they are nice to you, you are
> > likely losing. This is the first place I've had a group of men really
> > seem to hate me and want me to go away, so her comments triggered a
> > light bulb for me. Perhaps some think of this as a competition
> > instead of a dialog? Cheers! --dawn
>
> Granted that JOG and Gene may have been unnecessarily unkind,
> I suggest that
> their responses may have been at least in part caused by their exasperation
> in attempting to follow your sometimes rambling and seemingly evasive posts.

There is a lot in this, but would say that I have always been polite even when exasperated.

> Developing a more focused and concise style would be to your benefit, and
> not just in this NG.
>
> Having said that, I must also say that playing the sexism card ill becomes
> you. :-(

Indeed. Gender has nothing to do with anything here. I have found exactly the same being British when playing poker in the US, where at the outset people are particularly polite to me. However this gradually wanes. In one particular cash game in the mirage, las vegas, a woman (yes woman) stood up after she played a hand pretty badly, and apoplectic with rage, screamed at me "why don't you go back to your own fucking country". I took this as no indication as to the nature of women or the US.

What jennifer tilly /would/ probably say however, being a very good player, is that mistakes are only ever palattable if one can recognize them, learn from them and makes sure not to blame the cards. Received on Tue Mar 06 2007 - 04:19:38 CST

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