Thursday, April 30, 2009

I think the dealer was a swine

I forgot to mention this in my post about playing poker Wednesday. In the Omahaha-8 game, I was sitting in the 10 seat -- next to the dealer, in other words. One of them coughed several times during his 30-minutes down.

Have you heard about the Swine flu? How do you think it is spread? Check this from a memo the HR people here at work just sent:

About the Swine Flu:
The Swine Flu, also known as the H1N1 virus, is caused by Type A Influenza and is a respiratory disease that originated in pigs. Humans can become infected with the virus by coming into contact with humans or pigs carrying Swine Flu. It is important to note that you cannot get Swine Flu from eating pork. This is an airborne illness, spread through coughing and sneezing.

I honestly think I might move or sit out the next time I'm sitting next to someone who is caughing and sneezing. Do you think I'm over-reacting?


  1. What you are thinking is reasonable. In my job I deal with many people every day. I wash my hands frequently -- more so now with the current flu scare.

    Coughing and hacking people are bad enough during regular times.

    btw -- How are senior tournaments? I am considering playing the WSOP Senior Hold Em World Championship.

  2. I played in two of them before (locally). I've found the seniors play very passively. Almost no bluffing. You pretty much know what they have by how they act and bet. Sometimes, they'll fool you and limp in with A-K or 10-10, so you have to be careful. You'd probably do great.