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Overheard: A Conversation Among Pool Partiers at Encore Last Weekend

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by thecarve, Jun 20, 2013.

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  1. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Let’s face it, most people are…well…idiots. But every now and then you come across someone so stupid you just have to wonder how on earth they’ve survived this long, and that just maybe, Darwin got it wrong.

    Well, this past Sunday, I experienced a situation that made we wonder exactly that. I was sitting at the Eastside Lounge at Encore watching the final round of the US Open, playing a little DDB and sipping on a Plymouth and Tonic. It was late afternoon and a steady stream of pool partiers were making their way from the pools back to their rooms. A group of them had congregated behind me at the bar. Here is the conversation I overheard:

    Girl #1: No, we really have to be going
    Dude: Oh, c’mon. Come hang out with me and Dave
    Girl #2: Sorry, we have to get back to the room
    Girl #1: Yeah, I need to have a nap and a shower
    Dude: C’mon girls, you don’t have to go up to your room yet. Let’s go get a drink.
    Girls (in unison): No, sorry. But it was nice meeting you…
    Dude: Man, you just gotta meet my buddy, Dave. I brought him here all the way from Portland
    Girl #1: Portland? That’s not that far.
    Girl #2: Yeah, we’re from Baltimore.
    Dude: Baltimore? Baltimore isn’t far…it’s right next to DC.

    Me: Spit-take all over my game of VP
     
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  2. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    You were watching golf at the encore pool party?

    man you know how to live the wild life.
     
  3. thecarve

    thecarve Misanthrope

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    Not much of a reader, are ya, Eddie. :poke:
     
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  4. Joe Strummer

    Joe Strummer VIP Whale

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    This thread made me laugh !
    Thank you....both !:evillaugh
     
  5. smartone

    smartone VIP Whale

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    100% agreed!!! Too Funny!
     
  6. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    I watch people so some really stupid things, day in and day out. I sometimes wonder how the human race has survived this long.
     
  7. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

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    I am speechless.
     
  8. anonanon

    anonanon Low-Roller

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    Nice!!!!
     
  9. C0usineddie

    C0usineddie VIP Whale

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    Along with spelling, grammar and logic, reading was never my strong suit.

    I see now what you are talking about.

    Eastside lounge.
     
  10. FXT

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    You'd be surpised at how many people think the state of Washington has two NFL teams.

    So did that last attempt reel them in to meet Dave from Portland?
     
  11. nubia11

    nubia11 Low-Roller

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    That is classic. :beer:
     
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  12. billyinpg

    billyinpg Low-Roller

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    Here is a Vegas related stupid people story.

    It was at a birthday party for my X wifes cousin. There is some Vegas related movie on the TV, can't remember what it was though. There was a scene in that this guy was driving a convertible through the desert and happened to be passing a wind farm, ya know like dozens and dozens of those big windmills. I see my X mother in law is watching so me being my smart ass self decide to mess with her.

    I say "Wow is that ever cool."

    She asks what I am talking about.

    I say, "It's cool that the casino's in Vegas built those giant fans to provide a cool breeze on the strip in the summer."

    She says "OMG I always wondered what those things were."

    You must realize dear reader that this woman had a couple of flaws I was playing on.

    1. She was stupid, very very stupid but acted like she knew it all.

    2. She was stubborn, she was known to argue for hours over things she knew nothing about.

    I looked at my X father in law after the exchange, he had a look between rolling his eyes and being angry at me for having to clean up the mess that was for sure going to occur.

    Within the next three weeks she had alienated most of her sisters and a lot of her friends by arguing about those "fans" in the desert.

    She eventually figured it out somehow but it didn't change her one iota.:rolleyes2:
     
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  13. USCHawks

    USCHawks High-Roller

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    I'm from Eastern Washington, a place which I have found is unknown to those who haven't ever lived there and when I'm sitting at a table most of my conversations go like this...

    Random Person "Where are you from?"
    Me "Washington"
    Random Person "Oh DC!"
    Me "Nope, Washington State"
    Random Person "Ohhh, Seattle! You must get tired of all the rain."
    Me "Nope, I live in Southeastern Washington, we live in a desert."
    Random Person "Ohhh..."
    Random Person then usually looks at me like I'm an alien when I try to explain that we get very little rain and that we reach 100* temps every summer.

    I did wear my Seahawks hat quite a bit this past trip and that seemed to cut back on some of the confusion as to which Washington I'm from.
     
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    Someone High-Roller

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    has begging for it EVER worked :rolleyes2: :nono:

    that is funny there are plenty of people that think that

    an "interesting" aside in vineyards and orchards there are giant windmills that are started up when there is a cold frost to circulate the air so that a thermocline inversion does not happen where a layer of cold air with frost gets trapped close to the ground at vine or tree level below warmer upper air and kill the buds budding out on the vines and trees and also so that actual frost does not form on the buds and leaves
     
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  15. Dean Martin

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    Carve....that was some funny stuff, I know exactly what you mean when you say you wonder how they made it in life this far...I think that a lot.

    I love Encore but that EBC pool party brings out some mildly entertaining people....most that just drive into town for the weekend from DC...:wink2:
     
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    Heck, just enjoy yourself when in Las Vegas. Why worry about what others say?

    Bill
     
  17. Terry Benedict

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    I'm sure those lines worked about twelve hours later in the clubs.

    Girl #1: We gotta go back to our room.
    Dude: You gotta meet my buddy Dave.
    Girl #2: Where's he from?
    Dude: Portland.
    Girls in unison: Cool!
    Girl#1 (whisper to #2): Is that near Baltimore?

    How has the human race survived? Alcohol, my friends. It helps white guys dance and encourages procreation.
     
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    gamblersruin Low-Roller

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    Isnt there a Portland in Maine too?
     
  19. waverunner

    waverunner BBHMM

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    Yep, i was born in Boston which is near Maine.....LOL.
    There's also a Portland in Texas, Tennessee, North Dakota, Indiana, Connecticut, Michigan, Arkansas, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky.
     
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    unomas Low-Roller

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    Back in college I remember when the OJ verdict was coming out and my mother and her friend followed every minute of that trail. Anyway, that verdict day my mother's friend said and I quote "it's not fair that California gets the verdict at 9am and we have to wait until 12noon" (us being on the east coast) oh my!!! :confused2:
     
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