i am now relaxing in an extremely nice motel room not far from the bus station in sacramento, but a lot went wrong earlier today, and eventually i blew up due to the stress. thank God i have a bankroll so high that after a major blowup, i can still get back on my feet the next day in a new location, but around $600-700 of its gone, a lot just on bullshit expenses.
to start with, i checked out of my room at the extended stay america in rancho cordova, and the manager of that casino nearby is nice, and stored my luggage in the trunk of his car while i was playing until he gave me a lift to the lightrail 4 blocks up about 6pm. i left when i gave back about $150 in one round of blinds and wanted to leave while still ahead a little. its not really that great an area, most of the residents arent white although at the extended stay america in the nicer area other side of the freeway most are. so i took the first train into downtown sac and was trying to make the last bus into reno, which i thought was between 8-9pm which wasnt true.
so i get downtown, and then find out the bus station has been MOVED. to another location quite a long ways out. so im looking for a cab, and seem to be in a very bad area of downtown filled with nothing but homeless people similar to downtown los angeles. carrying all them things and suitcases is so damned heavy i cant walk very fast at all. and finally i flag a cab down. i see a very cheap hotel like an old rooming hotel ask the price and they only rent monthly for $500 a month, shared bathroom etc. was so glad a cab would stop and get me out of the area, i was totally lost and uncomfortable in that area.
so i went to the greyhound, and i find out ive missed the last bus, and the next ones at 3.30 am. well i dont want to sit there all that time, so i finally convince the ticket agent to hold my bags for a $20 tip when really theyre not supposed to. then i go back out and take a cab to the casino driver asks me if that really where i want to go and he can take me to a better casino and i assume hes just trying to run up the fare so i decline. fare comes to $17 with a tip of almost $2.
so im playing NL at the capitol casino, and i start to get stuck, and eventually moved over to the $2-5 NL game when stuck almost $300 part of it because i paid $40 for a massage knowing it was my last chance at $1 a minute rates. turns out the guy i sit down on my right by when a brand new $2-5 table opens is the owner of the casino, and the young kid on my left a guy at another table wasnt being nice to him so he moved. so we all start playing with a full table and its tight as hell. and of course we all know about the $5 drop if theres a flop. i find out from the owner i got charged way more than the cab fare shouldve been, and that pisses me off too. fare shouldve been $8 as i found out later with another cab driver. he really rode way way out of the way. and of course im tired, dont really feel like playing just wanted to get on the bus and sleep. and continue to get more on tilt and more stuck, partly cause im not good at dealing with emotional stress.
finally im down almost $450 so i tell the owner i cant chop my ak and he says thats ok and folds, but no more chops. i didnt think hed care since $2 obv means nothing to him like it does to me when i want to recover every cent i can to stop this horrible evening. about one orbit later, when stuck about $500, the kid on the other side of me then refuses to chop since i didnt chop with the owner, his friend. and obv he dont need the money like i do, hes been winning. so i totally lost it then and tell him if he needs my $2 that bad he should get a job, shove all his chips over, and yell that i want to get the fuck out of there and never come back and tell the owner to please ban me for life, and instead of waiting for a response, go straight to the cage and out the door, cashing in what few chips i had left sorry but when im stuck i cannot cut others breaks and dont chop. i feel desperate when stuck and am willing to do things i normally wouldnt for $2. and i really didnt feel like playing anyway wanted to relax in a motel room and sleep while i waited for that bus, but felt stupid wasting money on a room.
so im soon in a cab called by security, different cab of course, not the one who gave me his card and longhauled me. and i get about to the bus depot for the $8 it should be when the cab driver suddenly gets a call. this cab driver knows the owner and plays there alot, which is why they use him. seems i left my laptop behind at the table. well im so glad they called and mentioned it before id left the cab, i was too upset when i quit the game to even think about it. so i return, grab the laptop, thank the owner, and tell him ill message him on his casinos facebook page and talk. (which i never got around to doing since it turns out id sent an earlier message the day before they didnt answer). and the owner never said a word to me at all, which is odd considering the scene id caused. but i knew i didnt have any business playing anyway being emotionally upset.
well i still didnt want to sit around a bus depot til 3.30am so i got my bags at greyhound that id paid so much to be held, and rode the same cab to a nice safe $66 hotel and its a very nice place and im in my bed to sleep one of the nicest beds ive ever seen. will just take the first bus to reno when i wake up.