Sunday, April 30, 2006
Fly Me to the Moon
I felt like Sinatra in the Rat Pack this weekend. On Friday, my friends Sarah and “Velma” and I went up to the Foxwoods casino in Connecticut, and came back this morning. Let me tell you, there's nothing like a few days of drinking Scotch and strolling around a casino with a “broad' on each side to feel like the Chairman of the Board. Although they refused to dress like Joey Heatherton and Ann-Margret, the little prudes.
All I needed was a fedora and to bring some hookers up to the room and I would been Ol' Blue Eyes redux. Good times.
It was a lot of fun, but, of course, I came away about $600 poorer. I never beat the house at a casino, so I don't know why I even bother. I did black jack, tried baccarat, and played a lot of slots, which actually have some of the worst odds of any game.
And, while we were there, Velma got into an argument with a waitress who caught her putting shrimp cocktails (wrapped up, I will say) from a buffet into a bag, for us to snack on later in the room. She was going to put them in the little fridge, next to the $18 Tobler bars.
It was mortifying.
And it was quite a battle of the minds too – Velma pointing out she had paid for the buffet, so what difference did it make if she ate some in the restaurant or later in the room. The waitress countering: what was to stop anyone then from bringing in Tupperware containers, and just filling them up and carting food away for other people who hadn't paid.
Technically, I suppose she was right, but she was also one of those ball busters who gets off on causing grief. I mean, really, who ever heard of a casino frowning on excess?
As I told Velma, they have cameras and security everywhere in these places, looking for card cheats, scam artists and pickpockets. Only she would be busted for swiping shellfish from a $10 all-you-can-eat buffet table.
She's likely banned from all casinos -- and probably Red Lobsters -- in the tri-state area now.
Posted by J at 1:59 PM
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