Something I don't understand. Maybe never will. Shy of anything mandated in school or a technical or college course, why would someone become upset and vengeful against an author? Be it a book or even posting in a Blog on something as 'voluntary' and 'not mandated' reading, such as this forum?
It appears that another person on this board is so outraged at me, he feels the need to explain himself and vindicate his blasts, reasoning's, experience and hatred towards me. Fine, all good. In my heart, I still wish him the best of luck in his huge plays, tireless long repetitive hours, each and every day, while he plays his tens of thousands of shoes a year.
I have stopped writing on here for a while for various reasons and one of them was the outright disrespect by others. But hey, I still listen to my father that past away a while ago, something along the simple lines of, "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything". Although I am not perfect, I try to do that.
If someone posts something on another thread and I really don't like it or really don't agree, I try not to get myself furious and worked up over it to ruin my day, which apparently happened to the other person on here. However, someone that repeatedly comes into my 'room' and attempts to blast and berate and chastise, I rather they just stay away. I rather not get involved with that person. One would honestly think, if what I write is so upsetting to them, they would not even come by here? But obviously not.
As far as coming back on here, Vic asked me too as well as several other members. As far as memories, yes--a bit of my anecdotes, analogies and humor is derived from those and as well, cherished in certain ways. Do I have a golden monkey, yes, absolutely! I write what I have done, I write my thoughts and opinions based upon my experiences and actual play. I write about locals and things and not the super technical about some kind of bet selection process based upon the test of 1,000,000 shoes dealt within a computer program and then inventing some 30 or greater progression to attempt to stay in the game while on horrible losing streaks.
I was around the baccarat scene long before the movement of today with the Midi/Macau style tables and score boards and it was a much better game with lots more winners than today. I guess what I am trying to say, at least personally, I myself rather engage and talk to the trucker at the truck stop that has been driving since the 80's rather than the gentlemen that just started three years ago. Time is valuable and nothing against the newbie whatsoever, just personally I like numerous experienced viewpoints rather than hearing the mundane, 'he said and she said and I know everything' type of conversation.
You know when I go to Vegas, I enjoy talking to the floor people at Caesar's Palace that has been working in Vegas since the 70's and 80's rather then the guy over at Aria that just graduated from college ad is trying to save up by dealing table games so he can open his computer store somewhere. I rather speak to the 50 to 70 year old crowd playing at the tables and learn about some off strip wonderful family restaurant rather then the couple on a honeymoon at Cosmopolitan and hear about them eating at some unintelligent celebrity chef restaurant with overpriced food swimming in sauce where they had to wait 3 hours in line to get in so they could be rushed out.
Libraries are full of books, if someone has such a burning desire that he has to read everything within the room, he will certainly find product that is not his liking and disagrees with, how one handles that is certainly reflective upon his person. I don't get into science fiction and certain other areas---so I just skip those books because I already know I will not enjoy them.
One other thing, I have always-always-always had a career or owned a business. I am proud of that and not that I envy or wish to be a full time professional (whatever professional really means in this case) gambler, I am not. I run a business through my own choosing and gamble for various other reasons when I feel like. I can only assume if you are a full-time 'professional' gambler when you read things on these boards you would be more apt to take them to heart and find no humor, entertainment or 'food for thought' from what you read. Your mind frame would be only, looking for that holy grail and new avenues to finally beat the casino during those tens of thousands of hours you invest into your professional and technical work, sitting and waiting, within the casino. I can only imagine the mind frame of a full time professional gambler. Maybe, just maybe(?)< I got my answer as to why the flip flop and the chastising and rage. A possible bad couple of days? A bad week? Lost everything? I really would have to believe that or something along those lines as I have become the proverbial whipping boy for such a man of honor, accomplishment and misunderstood achievement. Think about it for a second, someone actually sits, looking at other players and all the while degrading and belittling them as worthless gamblers never learning the game or their own self worth. Then at the end of this 'professional gamblers' day he retreats to his home and continues the berating and humiliating on his computer over the internet. According to his own admissions, he has found the key to beating the casino at baccarat which is basically playing twenty or better shoes each and every day adding to the low count of 50,000 plus shoes he has already profitably played. The story goes on....and on.....and on....., let me take a break here I have to go take a walk outside the office to laugh rather hard.
But, back to my original point. If I pick up a book and skim through it and don't like for some reason, I don't buy it. If I bought that book and start reading it and find it repulsive, untrue or perhaps a poor work of fiction that I am not entertained by, I put it down and move on. I don't go picket the store or the authors hangout. If someone comes in my room or on another thread and challenges me based on what he states is the absolute truth and I know it to be false or so unbelievable, I might or might not say something. In the case that brought all this about, I believe the person truly enjoys picking a fight and trying to squash someone, when there is really no point whatsoever to the fight.