I won my first poker tournament last night. I like heads up hold em a lot more than I expected. I've played a few times, but this was much more serious. We were down to the last two of about 60 players, everyone was standing around and yelling or reacting to plays. At one point, I was down to one bet left with my chip stack, and I just went all in blind. I won. And then did it again. And then did it again. Won all of those, too. Then started playing seriously once I had my money back. I won the game with a wired pair of sevens. I was pretty proud of myself.
Then as I got into a cab to leave this man was coming out the door and waved to the cab driver. I'm not sure if he wanted to split the fare with me or just didn't see that I was in the cab. The man was black and the cab driver who I believe was Pakistani pulls away and says, "Too bad I've got my shades on, I just couldn't see that guy."
Yikes. Nothing like a cab driver who speaks just enough English to throw racist comments out there.