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posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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Well, on Thursday nights I go to play bingo with my mother. Well, a few weeks ago we had a run-in with this same lady from tonight. She buys so many cards that she needs three seats to sit in and a few weeks ago, I didn't know that I was sitting in a seat she saved for herself. Instead of politely saying that I was sitting in her seat, she had to come up behind me and take a tone with me and get all huffy about it. I still took the high road and got up and politely moved as I apologized. My mother did not take the same route as I did. My mother glared at the woman for taking a tone with me for an honest mistake and she got up and kicked her chair in before she moved making a show of it.

Well, what mom and I usually do is she'll buy 25 dollars worth of cards and then cut them in half so that we both play half of the cards. She still pays for all of the cards and she gets all of the money anyway if I hit bingo on part of her set. I was really just there to get out of the house as I have been on break and have had nothing to do. I could've really cared less if I won or not. Well, tonight trouble started again with this same lady.

It was the black out round (the one where you have to fill in every space on a card) and I won it and the prize earnings were 250 dollars. Well, this lady and her sister went up to the front of the room and started screaming at the poor ladies at the desk demanding that my mother and I not get the prize money and that we were somehow cheating. She then proceeded to drag a poor woman outside from the desk and continue to banter her more with obscenities. A man that was helping out had to split up the fight and argue with her for a bit. The ladies were even getting violent. They were waiting up at the front for my mother and I to leave saying such things as "Well, they can't sit there all night!" and so forth. The ladies were eventually escorted away by people working there and mom and I still got our money. The man said that there would be no more card sharing from now on even though we didn't do anything wrong and he even admitted it.

I shook the man's hand and thanked him for letting us keep the money anyway even after the uproar and he said I was welcome and he thanked me for winning. A few people stayed after to comfort the ladies at the desk and assure my mother and I that we were not in the wrong and what we did was perfectly okay since mom paid for all of the cards anyway and she's the one that I gave the earnings to. One of the ladies from the front desk said she was quitting and wasn't coming back because she didn't have to take that kind of emotional abuse.


A few nice old ladies from town said that I could share cards with them any time, lol.

I just don't understand why people are getting so violent.
I mean, it's just a game and really, we did nothing wrong. After we got home, mom gave me 50 dollars of it for my troubles though which I will be using this coming week to buy a computer program that I'm going to need for one of my classes.




posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 09:57 PM
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Thank you for sharing your adventure. I am sorry about the experience. Souls are tired in this world right now I guess. Unfortunate the grumpiness. Midwinters short light contributes I'm sure.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:01 PM
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Off the cuff guess? Some people have a very limited range of interests and one or two things can become the most important things in their lives, sometimes crowding out everything else. I think it falls under the category of obsession.

Bingo for some, politics for others, maybe gay rights, gun rights womens' rights, Islam, it could be nearly anything. It easily becomes the only thing in their lives and everything that happens to them gets related to their obsession. I'm sure you've seen these over-sensitive people who get terribly offended on a daily basis. That's my guess here.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:06 PM
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Forget the bar fights, just go to bingo to watch the hockey game.


Those women can be brutal.

Sorry to hear about your experience.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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Bingo Addiction [Source]


In the past twenty years I have learned that many Bingo players become addicted and need treatment, counseling, or Gamblers Anonymous meetings. One night at our GA meeting a lady told me she was addicted to Bingo and I thought, “How can you get in trouble playing Bingo?” While she shared her story she told the group, “Well I get $620 each month from the State and I spend $490 at the Bingo Hall.” That left her $130 to live on for the month.

Symptoms of Bingo addiction
It does not matter what game we become addicted to, if we show symptoms of gambling addiction, we have a problem. In fact, a Bingo player goes through the same phases as the card player, slot player, sports bettor, etc. in the cycle of compulsive gambling addiction . The phases are the winning phase, the losing phase, and the desperation phase. When a player starts to notice the consequences of gaming, they can start to feel depressed and begin to isolate, lie, and blame others for their problem. Some other symptoms of Bingo addiction include:

Bingo starts to disrupt lives – Arguments with family about time spent playing the game, lying about money lost, missing birthdays or other family functions, and even interfering with their jobs. Some Bingo players have left their small children at home or in cars outside the Bingo parlors while they played the game.


Affects people the same way as gambling or drinking or any other addiction--including money problems, lying, violence, etc....



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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You have this...


Originally posted by charles1952
Off the cuff guess? Some people have a very limited range of interests and one or two things can become the most important things in their lives, sometimes crowding out everything else. I think it falls under the category of obsession.

Bingo for some, politics for others, maybe gay rights, gun rights womens' rights, Islam, it could be nearly anything. It easily becomes the only thing in their lives and everything that happens to them gets related to their obsession. I'm sure you've seen these over-sensitive people who get terribly offended on a daily basis. That's my guess here.


And then there is the possibility that she is just a mean old bitty that is unhappy all the time. There are people in this world that are impossible to please, and regardless of your kindness to them they just venomously spit it right back in your face.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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Well, she doesn't have to worry about me for a while anyway. I have to go back to university this coming week so bingo nights with mom will have to end until my next break. Also, I think she may have a problem seeing as she spends probably around 50 bucks on cards every week just for herself, etc. and maybe I'm not one to judge upon that. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt, but I have a two strike rule and she struck out.
I honestly didn't care about the money, it's just the thrill you get from actually winning something and getting to shout "bingo!" . If I would've won in 54 moves or less, the lady would've been REALLY mad because the pay-out for that was $1500.


I guess I also can't blame the woman because afterward some people told me the town she was from and it kind of clicked. She's from a town that we all refer as a ghetto or a slum because of all of the developments, drug sales, etc. It's probably pretty rough living there and I can imagine that she might hate it.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:24 PM
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Ahh this is why I never go outside unless I really have to.

People.

You just can't live with them, and you just can't seem to kill them legally.

It's a problem I've learnt only goes away when you do.

As for the old bat... I'd be less than gentlemanly in that situation. I help my old mum do the shopping occasionally, and there have been a few times when obnoxious cretins have tried to cut in front of, or knock out of the way, an elderly woman... thinking the big hairy bastard next to her must be getting dog food for his rottweiler.

No.. I'm just a disproportionate hippy. With anger issues.

They soon work out what is what and unless it's that big fat plonker that thinks he's still going to give us the finger and provoke us further, usually it ends with the look of realisation on their face.

People... annoying and obnoxious.

I wish there were more nice people in real life. Why are they all avatars on the internet. No one tries to stab you in the eyeball on the internet. Or steal your shoes.

I don't mind people really I guess.. but you get in my mums face, and you're asking a lot of anger to enter your world.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:25 PM
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Last time my wife dragged me to the bingo kicking and screaming many years ago, I actually fell asleep much to her and others annoyance due to me snoring he he
Each to their own I suppose, sorry to hear about your bad experience.



posted on Jan, 17 2013 @ 10:58 PM
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I'm envisioning a whale of a woman wearing some sort of stretchy pants, partially stuffed up her enormous ass. Bellowing for attention. "Im fat hear me roar"



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 12:20 AM
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Nah, she wasn't fat. She wasn't skinny, but she wasn't quite fat yet. She looks to me like the kind of woman that wastes most of her welfare check on smokes and well, bingo.
I know it's wrong of me to say that she probably takes off of welfare but she just seems to be the kind of type. Needless to say, she needs some kind of medication. I almost felt like finding where she lives and leaving the money in a box in front of her door with a note that says "Please use this to buy yourself medication, I think you need it badly. Either that or buy some forceps to yank out whatever is stuck between your cheeks."



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:29 AM
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I have a vivid imagination
One day soon though she will transform into the beast



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 03:12 AM
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Why are some people crazy? Because others haven't had time to catch up lol.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 11:36 AM
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Originally posted by Vicarious10000
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Why are some people crazy? Because others haven't had time to catch up lol.


I wholeheartedly hope I never catch up to her.



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 11:42 AM
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I have NO idea why some people are so hateful. You see it here and real life. Its kind of like they feel they are the center of the universe and are shocked and outraged that you dont think so too!



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 01:50 PM
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Sorry for your unfortunate travail.I echo several other members' sentiments regarding attitude,world-weariness,living in a stressful neighborhood,and especially obsession and addictive behavior.Some people are very touchy about such things,and Bingo has been known to be one of them.
I am a HUGE fan of Roseanne and your story reminded me of one of the funniest episodes where all the gals have a ladies night out and go to play bingo and Edie McClurgh (sp) plays a stereotypical Bingo addict and it's hilarious

S+F



posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 02:29 PM
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Originally posted by amrith777
Sorry for your unfortunate travail.I echo several other members' sentiments regarding attitude,world-weariness,living in a stressful neighborhood,and especially obsession and addictive behavior.Some people are very touchy about such things,and Bingo has been known to be one of them.
I am a HUGE fan of Roseanne and your story reminded me of one of the funniest episodes where all the gals have a ladies night out and go to play bingo and Edie McClurgh (sp) plays a stereotypical Bingo addict and it's hilarious

S+F


I LOVE Roseanne! Lol, so I'll take that as a compliment. In any event, I plan to play bingo many more times whenever I'm back home on break from school and intend upon sitting beside my mother and making it appear like we're still card sharing just to shake up that woman's soda.
Apparently she left bingo at her own hometown because they "don't know how to play right" ... Who didn't know how to play right? The people at bingo or her?



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 01:09 AM
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Originally posted by Advantage
I have NO idea why some people are so hateful. You see it here and real life. Its kind of like they feel they are the center of the universe and are shocked and outraged that you dont think so too!


Now that is so true. Especially from customers man.

"Yes your highness, what would like next?"

I so whole hardheartedly want to say that to them.


Wonder what their reaction would be.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 11:03 AM
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This isn't anything new. My wife used to go with my mom about 12-13 years ago all the time and this behavior was the norm then, according to my wife. There are some nasty, rude people who go to bingo. It's always been like that. I remember my mom talking about it 20 years ago or more. The first time my wife won a jackpot, she said that about half of the people there looked at her as if they could drag her into the street & kill her I told her she better not underestimate those blue-hairs!





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