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  • #31
    Wow, from Bambam to lonewolf , midwestfan and tauriki , and everyone in between the breadth of life experience here surpasses most national legislatures.
    user4
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    Last edited by user4; 03-26-2020, 08:22 AM.

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    • #32
      Mine is very dull:

      18 months as a trainee estimator for a large construction company
      Nearly 32 years and counting for a British Government Agency.

      Nothing else unless you count the very odd occasion I've been paid cash for t&f officiating - £10 for a USAF meet in the '80s (at the only meet where it was warm and sunny all that summer) and £50 for a 10K in central London.

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      • #33
        So nobody asked me about the Professional Dancer in Las Vegas, so I'll explain it. When I was about 11-12, my Uncle John and Aunt Frieda took me on a glorious 3-week vacation to California / Las Vegas. John and Frieda and had no children and were my only real Aunt/Uncle and sometimes took my sister or me along on holidays. We went to Yosemite, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and then finally Las Vegas.

        This was about 1963-64 and in Vegas we went to see Chubby Checker, who was red-hot at the time with the twist. Halfway thru the show he asked all the kids below teenage to come up and dance the twist with him. There were only about 4 of us, but I went up there and twisted with Chubby thru the whole song. Then Chubby announced that our tables dinners were free for that night because we had danced. So I was a professional.

        PS I can't dance at all.

        Nobody asked about Blackjack Card Counter. My last year and a half as a pro golfer I was going broke because I was playing so bad. I had played in Vegas and learned about card counting and I knew I could do that because of my math background so I got a book, read it, practiced at home and used to go to either Vegas or Atlantic City at night, depending on what coast I was on, and make some money to keep me afloat. Did pretty well though never wagered enough to get the casinos suspicious and was careful to change casinos frequently. When I have medical meetings in Vegas I usually play a little blackjack but haven't counted cards in years and don't always win anymore.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
          So nobody asked me about the Professional Dancer in Las Vegas.
          There was a reason for that!
          Once we get a mental image of that, we can't UNSEE it in our mind's eye.

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          • #35
            Maybe I missed it but scanning all these resumes, I think the only occupation no one has dabbled in is working on railroad.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
              Maybe I missed it but scanning all these resumes, I think the only occupation no one has dabbled in is working on railroad.
              I was once a member of a railroad club
              https://www.psrm.org/

              Friends, there are guys out there that could keep the trains running, the wheels true and the the rails straight if the country every needed it !.. A fantastic wealth of knowledge in a handful of men!

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              • #37
                Not to hijack thread (and I don;t don't even know exactly card counting is) but why, except the casino has to pay out money, is card counting illegal/ unethical/verboten/taboo..?

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                • #38
                  Originally posted by user4 View Post
                  Wow, from Bambam to lonewolf , midwestfan and tauriki , and everyone in between the breadth of life experience here surpasses most national legislatures.
                  All we are missing is Suzy Hamilton Favour

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by lonewolf View Post
                    Not to hijack thread (and I don;t don't even know exactly card counting is) but why, except the casino has to pay out money, is card counting illegal/ unethical/verboten/taboo..?
                    Because properly played the odds are in the favor of the player....can't have that. Yes it should be legal but they can toss you out....even ban you. Many have been. Nevada has their own rules on casino....they can pretty much do whatever they want.

                    I did it a bit back in the 70s in single deck games, mostly Wendover, Nevada, always won a small bit like $100 - $200...

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

                      Because properly played the odds are in the favor of the player....can't have that. Yes it should be legal but they can toss you out....even ban you. Many have been. Nevada has their own rules on casino....they can pretty much do whatever they want.

                      I did it a bit back in the 70s in single deck games, mostly Wendover, Nevada, always won a small bit like $100 - $200...
                      They will do more than ban you, if you're playing too aggressively and winning too much. They will hurt certain parts of your body

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Tuariki View Post
                        All we are missing is Suzy Hamilton Favour
                        She is way above my pay grade!

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                        • #42
                          I shared an officials/athletes shuttle bus seat with Suzy several times at Atlanta 96 Olympics.. delightful young lady...I was crushed by her revelation..

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