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Vegas or No Vegas?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Publius, Apr 4, 2014.

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  1. Publius

    Publius Low-Roller

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    So my coworker is debating on if he should go to Vegas or not in June. It would be his first trip and his friend is paying for everyone to go. The problem for him is that his girlfriend is going to have their baby soon. The baby is due 2 weeks after he gets back. He is debating on whether he should go or not and leave his girlfriend behind.

    I said go, but you know my reasoning as to why since I love Vegas. What would you do if you were my coworker.
     
  2. NYPoker

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    I love Vegas but who wants to risk the baby being born and missing/rushing home to be there. Not worth it imo. Plus, he'll probably end up just worrying about it the whole time he's in Vegas anyway. I would just wait till later.
     
  3. LolaDoggie

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    The due date is hardly more than an educated guess. I think 2 weeks is just too close to the date to mess around.

    Unless he's passive aggressive and doesn't like that girlfriend and wants to end the relationship. Otherwise that's an awesome plan.
     
  4. jrinct1

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    I might opt to take a pass and go later..... .Had a few experiences not like this one mentioned in the past BUT ( somewhat ) SERIOUS in nature..some of the VERY longtime posters (that post here and other boards that I was on BEFORE this one) might recall.
     
  5. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    Vegas isn't going anywhere.
     
  6. Ulose

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    I think there is only one opinion that matters.... The girlfriend. Ask her, if she says don't go, don't go,.... If she says go you still don't go, it's a trap.
     
  7. Badger31

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    Agree with everyone else. I almost made a similar mistake when my son was born. Granted it was 5 weeks out, so NO ONE was expecting him to come that early. Also, I only would have been 4 hours away instead of who knows how long from Vegas. Regardless, when my wife went into labor at midnight, I would have been way too inebriated to drive home. My wife still gives me a hard time about it now (3 1/2 years later). I can only imagine how bad it would be if I wasn't there.

    It's Murphy's Law...if he goes, the baby won't come and he'll be like, "Man...I should have gone." If he does go, you know that baby is coming!!
     
  8. sco5123

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    hmmm....thats rough because once the baby comes it may be hard to leavr. still, wait until the baby is born...coming from a woman.
     
  9. numeno

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    If this is just a random trip to Vegas with friends, I'd vote for no go. 2 weeks is to me is within the reasonable amount of error.

    I have no idea what the reason for this vegas trip is, so maybe it is more than just a friends trip. I still have a hard time saying go to Vegas. If you would have said 3+ weeks, I would have said go.


    I have zero plans of being a dad anytime soon, but I still know that their birth would something I'd want to be there for. Would it be the end of the world? No, I just know I'd have some regret.
     
  10. Persistent Cat

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    Is this their first baby?
     
  11. woodsie

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    Maybe he should sneak a wedding in there instead. The kid deserves a shot at stable and permanent family situation. No judging, just my opinion.

    I wouldn't go to Vegas if my wife was due. Probably not even if she was two months out. Any further with a smooth pregnancy, sure why not.
     
  12. woodsie

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    Lol, and this. That's sage advice right there.
     
  13. Electroguy563

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    Don't go. Baby comes first. Sorry, co-worker, your options went out the window the minute you abandoned the condom.
     
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    Nothing like a rough trip to Vegas, in terms of bankroll, and a new baby to put someone in dire financial straights.

    Personally, I'd wait. Vegas will always be there.

    :peace: :beer:
     
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    If it was me, I would stay home.

    I wouldn't be able to enjoy myself in Vegas in that situation. But that's just me.
     
  16. redzone

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    I say just abort the bugger and go to VEGASSSSS:wave:.
    You guys can always work on another one when you get back.:thumbsup:
     
  17. TheCanoe

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    I'm setting the over under on your year of birth at 1949

    Anyways, your friend is insane for considering this and you should under no circumstances let him. Never mind the fact that the baby may be born while he was gone, who needs to low a bunch of cash before the birth of their child?

    Remember your first Vegas trip? Remember how much more money you spent than was planned? Nope nope nope. This is a horrible idea.
     
  18. Persistent Cat

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    :haha::haha::haha::haha::thumbsup:
     
  19. Publius

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    Just an update, he isn't going, his girlfriend vetoed it. For me I get to enjoy Vegas without running into one of my coworkers and also the possibility of reminding me of home
     
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    He did the right thing....no responsible man would want to miss the birth of his 1st child....he would regret it the rest of his life and the girlfriend would never let him forget that he ran off to play..... :)
     
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