Prunella Vulgaris's compendium, or: A companion for the ingenious of either sex. The newest experiments in japanning, to imitate the Indian way, plain and in speckles, rockwork, figures, &c. The art of persuming and beautifying. Divers receipts in physick and surgery, with many other useful things. To make enamel of divers colours for gold, silver, or other metals. To which are added, many curiosities, and rare secrets, known to few, but very profitable and pleasant.
Monday, May 14, 2012
you know I was born to lose, and gambling's for fools
So far, there are people camping outside the newest money pit in My Fair City, the cops are out in riot gear so that The Bus People don't scare away the Fine Upstanding Members of Society who want to buy tacky clothing and gamble away their children's inheritance. Not that we had one coming anyway. Oh well, we'll just be Detroit in another few years as it is.
Safety and Downtown Cleveland Alliance ambassadors are out in full
force, but you still need to use common sense and follow safety
guidelines, if you decide to visit the Casino.
Casino Safety Tip No. 1: Look out for your valuables. Your valuables are the main target of petty criminals inside the
casino. When playing in the slot machines or table games, make sure that
your purse is on your lap or in front
of you. Never put it on top of chairs or tables as it can get snatched
away easily. Also remember to beware of those who bump you along the
way. When walking inside the casino, always place a firm hand on the
zipper of your purse or at the pocket where you store your wallet. On
the other hand, wallets are safer when they are in the side pocket
because they are harder to fish out.
Nevermind the big criminals that are robbing you blind from the top. Casino Safety Tip No. 2:
Forget the fanny pack. Fanny packs are adequate for you basic
essentials, but not for your valuables. For instance, you can place you
slot club cards and sunglasses inside the fanny pack but not the cash
and wallet. Thieves look at fanny pack as targets because they are easy
to grab. Wallets with chains are safer when it comes to storing your
I haven't seen a fanny pack since my art professor in undergrad. Seriously? People still wear those things? We're not known for our sartorial acumen, but wow.
Casino Safety Tip No. 3:
Never brag about
your newfound money. First-time players often get excited about winning a
huge amount of cash, and often flaunt it inside the casino. Flaunting
your money is obviously extremely dangerous. Always take time to place
the cash in your purse or wallet before you leave the redemption cage. REDEMPTION CAGE FIGHTING.
Casino Safety Tip No. 4:
Do not hesitate to avail of the casino safety services. Casinos place a
minimum amount in which they hand out checks instead of cash and
therefore make you money safer. Security guards in most casinos are also
available upon requests, as they will gladly escort you to a cab or to
the parking lot.
Because those people riding the bus are scary. Casino Safety Tip No. 5:
when you head outside. You should be extra cautious when looking after
your safety as soon as you step outside the casino. Make sure to be
careful in elevators and in desolated hotel corridors. Do not go near
someone who makes you feel unsafe or uncomfortable, and always be alert
for the undesirable things to come ahead.