TAB's- Full of "characters" ???

TheJanuaryMan

All Australian
Jul 29, 2009
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Might have mentioned this one before, but the bloke who appoints himself owner of the TAB. Walks around turning up volumes, changing channels, shushing everyone in the place so he can hear the 3rd from Casino dogs when there is a gallops G1 going, and not above yelling at the top of his lungs about a good/bad/indifferent result. Can get very snaky when losing but expects the whole place to be happy for him when he shoves winning tickets in your face.
 

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Mazza1234678

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 2, 2017
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Might have mentioned this one before, but the bloke who appoints himself owner of the TAB. Walks around turning up volumes, changing channels, shushing everyone in the place so he can hear the 3rd from Casino dogs when there is a gallops G1 going, and not above yelling at the top of his lungs about a good/bad/indifferent result. Can get very snaky when losing but expects the whole place to be happy for him when he shoves winning tickets in your face.
If there isn’t one of these blokes in a tab then it isn’t a real tab
 

Mazza1234678

Brownlow Medallist
Dec 2, 2017
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Collingwood
Must say I don’t think I’ve come across one of those in the TABS I’ve frequented, I’ve still encountered my fair share of characters
There’s always that fucckwit that cracks the absolute s**ts when he gets rolled and waves his ticket around like a mofo when he gets up
 

6yearsold

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Nov 23, 2016
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There is a guy who comes into the pub tab every Wednesday, comes and grabs a chair from a table (without asking if anyone is using it), places it in front of one of only two machines in the place and sits there for over well over an hour. no idea what he is doing but such a rude f...er
 

DangerSloane

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Jul 13, 2012
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There is a guy who comes into the pub tab every Wednesday, comes and grabs a chair from a table (without asking if anyone is using it), places it in front of one of only two machines in the place and sits there for over well over an hour. no idea what he is doing but such a rude f...er
Walk past and start hitting buttons.
Get him to take a swing at you, he gets banned from the pub and everyones a winner.
 

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6yearsold

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Nov 23, 2016
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A few weeks ago this guy comes in in his security uniform, all wound up like he needed to make some quick cash. Had about 5-10 bets on the dogs and every times lost he'd call the dogs cats with no sense of irony whatsoever. "They're cats mate, f*n cats...". He finished his soft drink and left to start his shift.
 
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iluvparis

Premium Platinum
Apr 1, 2005
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Carlton
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Calgary Flames, Man Utd
A few weeks ago this guy comes in in his security uniform, all wound up like he needed to make some quick cash. Had about 5-10 bets on the dogs and every times lost he'd call the dogs cats with no sense of irony whatsoever. "There cats mate, ruddy cats...". He finished his soft drink and left to start his shift.
I would like to publicly disclose that this man is not me
 

Lebbo73

Brownlow Medallist
Oct 20, 2014
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Hawthorn
not a real pub tab if an ex-employee hasn’t been fired/charged with stealing from it to fuel his own gambling habit.

usually a good bloke too.
This happened at a Northern New South Wales Club TAB several years ago. My wife’s uncle who used to be the treasurer told me about it at the time. I can’t remember the amounts but he filled in a ticket for 1000’s on a horse that lost. Next minute he received a phone call from higher authority asking if it was genuine. Then he put another bet on a horse for 1000’s more. He received another call and then he was questioned and arrested.
 

HeathComeBack

Premiership Player
Mar 17, 2014
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AFL Club
Collingwood
Came across my old mate "the slap" recently, he was as usual in a TAB betting. Asked him how his work was doing (he is a handyman) he said i am here because i am doing a job nearby, they gave me money for some materials so i have a bit of ammo...
I didnt stay long enough to find out what happened with the ammo... but going by his history i would be assuming the top quality materials he was going to buy will end up being scraps from the dump!
 

ash_1050

Club Legend
Nov 21, 2009
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Melbourne
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Essendon
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Came across my old mate "the slap" recently, he was as usual in a TAB betting. Asked him how his work was doing (he is a handyman) he said i am here because i am doing a job nearby, they gave me money for some materials so i have a bit of ammo...
Jesus christ that's sad.
 

IKnowtheDog

Norm Smith Medallist
Jan 25, 2016
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Collingwood
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Seattle Seahawks
Came across my old mate "the slap" recently, he was as usual in a TAB betting. Asked him how his work was doing (he is a handyman) he said i am here because i am doing a job nearby, they gave me money for some materials so i have a bit of ammo...
I didnt stay long enough to find out what happened with the ammo... but going by his history i would be assuming the top quality materials he was going to buy will end up being scraps from the dump!
Bit harsh there, his workmanship quality is well regarded. The timing of the project can result in unexpected delays though.

I thought TABCORP put a ban on you!! Must let them know they’re standards are slipping!
 

HeathComeBack

Premiership Player
Mar 17, 2014
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Bit harsh there, his workmanship quality is well regarded. The timing of the project can result in unexpected delays though.

I thought TABCORP put a ban on you!! Must let them know they’re standards are slipping!
different Tab. only one dickhead would ban someone for taking an IPAD into the TAB
 
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