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Vegas EXPECTATIONS versus REALITY

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by casinoboy, Sep 2, 2013.

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  1. casinoboy

    casinoboy Low-Roller

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    Love those! Perfect!

    For me, it's throwing a twenty into a machine on the way to the room after check in. If I win, then I think the whole trip will be a winning one. When in fact it's usually not.

    Or, planning a trip with the expectation that we will not gamble as much. We will see shows, people watch and do things we haven't done. Then we get on the plane and realize the vast majority of our trip was gambling.

    :beer::beer::beer:
     
  3. LolaDoggie

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    Thanks for finding and sharing that. Very true and very funny.
     
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    I love those!!
     
  5. Sonya

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    FREE FREE FREE!!! All you have to do in Vegas is drop $20 in a slot machine and casino bosses will be scrambling to give you free buffets & room comps.
     
  6. Breeze147

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    Expectation - I stayed at Mirage and was going to eat at the brand new Heritage Steak House, STACK and Onda.

    Reality - 3 meals at California Pizza Kitchen and one at BLT Burger which was so bad and cold that the manager refunded my money.

    Oh, hello, COusin Eddie. Yep, they finally got me for good.:beer::evillaugh
     
  7. Kickin

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    Even after countless casino visits I guess the marketing still works on me sometimes because I imagine being at a blackjack or craps table filled with a bunch of hot girls and suave dudes all laughing it up, like they show in all the ads. Everyone is in their 20s and 30s.

    The reality is very very different. :evillaugh
     
  8. LV_Bound

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    ha ha ha...so funny and so true.

    My wife is on a strict meal regiment and swears she is going to pig out and get so many desserts. Sure she goes off her strict meal schedule but never as crazy as she claims.
     
  9. zamboni

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    My trip in Feb was for 6 nights, and solo. I did eat 3 different buffets, so that to me was a reality.

    BTW, that pic of the dude peeling is GROSS :vomit:

    I take it he fell asleep poolside. Ick
     
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  10. Jade88

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    Planning on going to a certain show or attraction only to find out that the show is dark during your stay, opens the day after you go home, or is just too far out of the way to get to.
     
  11. weluvvegas

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    Making room in the house before you leave for the Lion's Share machine.......
     
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    planning on low rolling on 50 cent, blowing $5K on $2 and $5 the first night. :cry::cry::cry:
     
  13. Electroguy563

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    Expectation: Hitting up Vegas big time with your traveling companions; pub crawls, nightclubs, casino hopping, fine dining, shows.....

    Reality: Gathered in the lobby saying: "What do you wanna do?" "I dunno..what do you wanna do?" "I dunno...what do you wanna do?" "I dunno...what do you wanna do?" "I dunno............:rolleyes2::rolleyes2::rolleyes2:

    :evillaugh:grrr:

    Solo trips is the way to go!
     
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  14. lucky13

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    so true ......no one can decide , so I do ...all the time thinking to myself
    "I should have came alone "
    I LOVE solo trips I do what I want when I want
     
  15. TuneinTokyo

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    I agree with the solo trip not to swerve to far out of control.

    My E v. R is thinking that this is all somehow enlightening and spiritually satisfying in some strange way. Then about three days and I'm in Buddha's living hell. :wave::wave::kiss::drunk::thumbsup::nworthy::peace::eek::rolleyes2::nono::confused2::evillaugh:grrr::licklips::wink2::cry::eek::grrr::drunk::wave::vomit::beer::evillaugh:nono::cry::cry::cry::grrr::cry::grrr::wave::wave::faint:

    This is a timeline of most of my trips.
     
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    You're missing a few Tokyo.

    :banana::woohoo::poker::biker::cheers::goofy:

    I'm famous for that dance. And you have to do an ATV ride in the desert to cure your hangover.
     
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    I always have this idea in my mind that I will eat at every restaurant in Vegas. In reality I eat at the same places i always eat at
     
  18. dmr

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    This is SO TRUE!

    If you don't have a plan, you will spend more time standing around discussing what to do than doing it! It gets worse the more people there are!
     
  19. Flopitbaby

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    The Plan:Telling your roomate in the morning you are running down to the casino for a cup of coffee.

    Reality: You get your cup of coffee but it ended up costing you $50 !
     
  20. klawrey

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    I would have to disagree. Usually travel with a group of 4+ guys and we prefer to be spontaneous. Plans are too rigid and should be left at home, at least for us! We go to Vegas and party so we do just that and limit too many plans, except the occasional bottle service and nice dinner. With that said, if someone wants to do something that others don't we have no problem going solo.

    So I'd have to put in a vote for NO PLANS ALLOWED, SPONTANEITY RULES!
     
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