People Who Annoy Me

Perhaps that title is misleading because if I were to do a complete list Google might choke on the amount of content. 🙂

I flew out of Hyderabad on Friday night and encountered two total tools. First is smelly guy sitting next to me. Hey, far be it from me to dictate other people’s bathing habits but if you make people’s eyes water every time you raise your arm then you need to at least do a whore’s bath bro. But it wasn’t the smell that put him on the complete tool list. No, this guy figured that on the 2.5 hour flight he was going to milk the free drinks to maximum benefit and be a complete jerk while doing it.

We were seated in a four seat row. I had the left aisle, he was to my right and there were two other guys to his right. This guy would ask for a whiskey and soda from the girl with the drink cart on his left and he was asking for drinks from the drink cart girl on the right too! And it wasn’t like he politely waited for them to get to our aisle and ask what we wanted this guy was shouting “Hey, hey, hey . . . I need a drink. Whiskey and soda.” You could see the guy getting visiably aggitated if the cart was more than three or four rows away. Like he might miss out on another free round or something.

I’m not even sure it was what he said as much as his pissy attitude about the whole thing. He spoke in a very demeaning tone to the flight staff and was more or less acting like the entire staff’s job was to kiss his ass.

What a jerk.

Second tool was at immigration in the airport. I’m standing in line with about four or five people behind me and about five people in front of me. The guy in front of me is still filling out his landing card and is a little distracted when the line moves up about three feet. No big deal. Happens all the time when you’re in line. Anyway, Mr. Tool sees the opening and slides right in front of distracted guy. There is absolutely, positively no way that this guy didn’t know what he was doing. It was just so blatant and brazen. Plus I had noticed him eyeing all of the lines just a few moments earlier so I knew he was aware of the size of the line.

So I tap him on the shoulder and say “Hey mate, the end of the line is back there.” He turns around and tries the clueless look like he made a mistake. I’m not buying it so I tell him “Yeah, this guy you cut in front of is in line and we’re all behind him. Back of the line.” Confusion turns into anger as I watched his innocent look turn into a scowl. I just kept motioning towards the back of my line with my thumb and he huffed off to the back of the line.

What a jerk.

Bill Rini
Bill Rini is currently the Head of Online Poker for WSOP. He has been working in the online poker industry since 2004 and has held management roles at Full Tilt Poker and PartyPoker.