Work trip April 21-25. Stayed at Luxor, worked next door at MB every day. Cabride from airport: Me: Luxor, please. No tunnel, thanks. Cabbie: Where? M: Luxor, please. No tunnel, thanks. C: I won't take tunnel. (in a what-a-dick-you-are-for-saying-so tone) No conversation en route. Arrive at Luxor, I give him my fare plus a dollar seventy tip. I ask for a receipt, instead of just giving me one, he writes down every item of info on it beforehand. Then he sits in his seat, obviously not planning on getting out to unload my bags. M: Is the back open? C: Yeah, it's open. I fumble a bit with it as the handle is under a big ad on the back door, he does not move from his seat. I get my bag and leave the trunk open so he will have to get out. As I am walking toward the hotel: Cabbie: (yelling) How about some common courtesy, man? You don't close the door, you don't tip s**t, you don't do s**t! Me: F**K OFF!!! YOU don't do shit!! Many people turn to look as a bellman shuts the trunk and shoos the cab away. That is it for me with cabs. Every time I have been in Vegas for the last 2 years I have had some issue with some crook loser scumbag cabbie. I am renting cars from now on, and will keep a slave designated driver with me. A dollar seventy is no tip? WTF? How could he have expected more for his asshole demeanor and no conversation? Unbelievable. Straight dudes like myself should be aware that the men's spa at Luxor is a gay hangout. Hey gay guys: not everyone in the spa is gay. Get a clue if someone isn't engaging you in conversation. And put on some goddamn swim trunks. I did hit a VP royal flush on Tues. I am one of those people that never have a winning trip, no jackpots ever, so that was cool. Spent some on a great sushi dinner, some more on booze & light gambling. Actually came home with money this time. I gave it to the wife. Stayed pretty much on the Mandalay mile as I was working most of the time and was boycotting cabs. I did make it over to the Orleans (rental car) one evening, I have to say that place was fun as hell. Good vibe, good gaming, and the cocktail girls are amazing. God I love cocktail waitresses. That's all I got people. The fun trip will be in Aug.