We play “open” mah jongg at a local community center and there can be anywhere from about 10 players to 14 players who show up at or near starting time (1 p.m.). We set up tables of four and when one table finishes, East gets up and one of the ‘extra’ players sits down. We rotate this way through the afternoon and it allows everyone a chance to play and to play with different people.One regular comes late. And I mean late. Like 1 1/2 hours late. And she expects to be rotated in. Several players don’t care but a bunch feel that to arrive 1 1/2 hours after starting time and expect someone to get up and stop playing so she can play is the height of rudeness. (Yes, I’m one of those who feel she is being rude.)I have never seen anything like this addressed. I have played ‘open’ mah jongg in many locations and when a late comer arrives and sees full tables (yes, we sometimes play 3), they say Hi, I see the tables are full, and then Bye, I’ll see you next week. This is the first time I’ve been exposed to this kind of behavior on someone arriving late.
And BTW, next week I will publish the comments from the posting re the player who called a kong discard, exposed it, and next exchanged a Joker from her rack to then call for Mah Jongg.