Yesterday was another profitable day, although I did give some back at the end when I ended up playing 3/5 spread limit with recent WSOP bracelet winner Rep Porter. He sat down at the table after his 75/150 table broke. He had over 4 racks of green chips (>$10,000), but our max buy-in was $300. You’d think he’d try to bully the table, but he was conservative and folded most hands. Is there a lesson there?
Anyway, I was playing earlier at a 4/8 table, and the dealer (not one of the regulars) was having a friendly conversation with the guy in the 1 seat. I was in the 2 seat and could easily overhear the conversation. In describing a recent purchase, the dealer, who I think is Native American, used the phrase, “I Jewed him down.”
I haven’t heard this expression in a long time. I’m not sure why it struck me so hard. I called him out. “Excuse me ________ (I don’t want to use his name because several Muckleshoot employees and regulars read this blog), but that expression is never acceptable.”
He looked at me and reviewed what he had said, which included repeating the phrase, just to make sure he understood what I was talking about. To his credit, he apologized so profusely that I eventually had to stop him and tell him not to mention it again. The apology is the reason I am not singling him out. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t think this blog has the power to get him disciplined or fired, but I think I could make things a little uncomfortable for him.
Do people actually still talk like this in regular conversation? Would you say something in that spot? How about if you aren’t Jewish?
Anyway, go give congrats to Iggy. We all knew he was The Man, now he has a Main Event cash to prove it.