Below is a conversation I had with a creep while playing in a tournament at Harrah's. First let me set up the scene and then you'll get the conversation verbatim as it's been burned into my brain, unfortunately.
This was the first night at AC. I'd been playing in a tournament and just made it to the final table with plenty of chips. I'd just taken out a guy by slow playing a goot hand and his buddy was to my immediate right. A few hands later I was in a hand heads up with the guy to my right. I had top pair baby kicker and set out a feeler bet. The man responded with a pot sized reraise.
Ugh. That's the problem with playing crappy cards. Even if you hit top pair that crappy kicker can make you think you have the worst hand.
I put him on top pair with a better kicker than a 3 (my hand) so I fold. He flips over his cards and shows his bluff. So I playfully smack him on the arm. Gary you know where, right? Now let me say that if it's someone I know, like Gary, he'll get a smack with a little something behind it, but for a stranger like this guy (I'd just gotten to this table) gets just a love tap with nothing behind it.
He gives me a look that could kill (oops) and says......
"If you touch me again, I'll hit you back!"
Now this is a big guy that probably hadn't seen 200 lbs since elementary school. Normally I'd think he was kidding but the look in his eyes was rage. WTF!
Very Josie: "Excuse me?"
Big Guy: "I said if you touch me again I'll hit you back."
VJ: "That little tap really hurt you huh?" I ask incredulously. I barely touched him, honest!
BG: "No it didn't hurt but I'll hit any man, woman or child who hits me."
VJ: "What a minute. You're telling me you hit women and children? A big guy like you? And you're advertising that?"
A couple minutes later BG asks me something....I forget what but it was something akin to polite conversation and he was waiting for an answer. I had my headphones on and ignored his attempts. By the 3rd attempt I respond.
VJ: "I'm sorry but I can't talk to you. I don't talk to men who hit children, or women for that matter. I hope you understand".
Silence for a couple of minutes and then....
BG: I was just kidding about hitting kids you know.
VJ: "I can't hear you! I don't talk to men like YOU.
Did I bring this on myself? Probably. I've hit ALOT of men at the poker table. More than you can imagine and I swear to you they normally love it! It feeds their ego that they've outsmarted me enough to get such a reaction, plus men LOVE being touched.....even if it is a smack. In all my years of smacking I remember only one other situation when the guy objected.
Anyway, Wolfie has some great poker recaps about our play at AC. Stop on by and read about the awesomeness that is Very Josie.