Originally Posted by Peter
I think you are being childish defending yourself like that. Let me first say I'm not a dealer so I don't know much about dealing procedures. My thoughts are thus entirely based on the information in your post.
The fact that you stopped chopping the pot after the WHOA tells me that chopping the pot shouldn't have happened in the first place. So isn't it a mistake that you did start to chop? As a player that makes me feel that you did in fact cost somebody half the pot because if you had followed procedure the other player would have tabled his other two cards and won half the pot.
So being proud of not costing somebody half the pot seems to me to be a little out of place.
I think you're missing the point. The title of the thread says it all. This is a low content thread and it's for dealers to talk candidly and casually about their side of the table, much as if it were an actual breakroom.
Now we (dealers) all know that the forum is open to anyone and that non-dealers are going to read the posts, so that's going to temper some of what we say, but for the most part I think this is a pretty fantastic thread and it gives a pretty good glimpse into the mind of a dealer. YTF wasn't bragging about the hand, he was just telling a story, and then he made light of it.
Along those lines, this happened to me last week. I was dealing a 1-2 NLHE game and all of the players were headphone/sunglass types. No social interaction, no preflop raising, no big pots. Just about the last type of table that any dealer ever wants to be a part of. This one guy moves from seat 5 to seat 6, which just became open when a player left the table. And as it happened, seat 6 was due to be a dead button. I deal the cards, and without really thinking about it, I deal around seat 6. There are a couple of folds and calls from other players when seat 6 takes off his headphones, gives me a dirty look, and says, "Hey! Why didn't you deal me in?!?!?!"
I reply that it's a dead button and he can't be dealt into the hand. "But I was in seat 5 and would have been dealt in there and last to act anyhow? What's the difference?"
At this point I realize that I've made a mistake, shrug, and say, "I'm sorry, my bad." He's not having it at all and demands that I call the floor. I do so, and then explain to the floor, "He should have been dealt in, and now we have 3 calls and 2 folds and the action is on this guy."
"Sorry," says the floor, "we have substantial action," and he walks away.
Seat 6 is still fuming as the hand goes on, so I offer an apology. He won't take it and can't believe I made such an egregious mistake. He also accuses me of dealing him out on purpose.
Normally I won't have any discussion at all in these instances, after the floor has already been called, but I take the bait. "Sir, I don't know you. I've never seen you before. I don't know anything about you. Why would I possibly have anything against you?"
"I don't know. Why didn't you deal me in???"
"Sir, I've apologized already. Now I'm apologizing again. I made a mistake. I'll deal you in next hand."
"Well that was a pretty big
I didn't ask him what his idea of a little
mistake might be for a dealer to make...