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Old 07-14-2010, 10:11 AM   #101
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you come off really badly ITT
no i don't son, you do
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:31 AM   #102
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lol, i'm sure alot of us can relate to those questions
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Old 07-14-2010, 02:41 PM   #103
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I'm still really pulling for that cat.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:37 PM   #104
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I'm still really pulling for that cat.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:39 PM   #105
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a bunch of my ex gf's stupid friends came over to my house for a party an when she told them i played poker for a living they started asking if i won random items around my house playing poker including my fridge an my bed.
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:48 PM   #106
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I was on the train from Glasgow to Edinburgh with AMT who was visiting and we were talking about poker. There was this old couple sitting opposite us that just butted their way into our conversation.

old man: you know that stuff you're talking about?
me: pardon?
old man: that gambling, that mad gambling stuff, you want to stay clear of that!
us: yeah ok, thanks!

you could see the dissaproving look on their old faces. so tilting having these fools look down on us.

old man: it will ruin your life, tell them Helen.

then his old wife starts talking about how their son lost all his money gambling, lost his house and marriage etc. he's having to rebuild his life blah blah blah

we just try to end the conversation politely and the old man is like "well just you be very careful, thats all im saying, you don't want to end up like our son"

me: thanks we'll try to be careful
old man: because you know, it's all fixed on the computers
me: yeah i know, it's totally rigged
old man: thats right, you will never win if you keep playing. The casino always comes out on top.

I'm just starting to agree with him now because we are stuck sitting next to these fools for another 20 minutes and don't want to have a debate/argument with people that are so aggressive with their views and self righteous.

He doesn't shut up though "you need to stop, there are people that you can talk to if you're addicted" and at that point I get up and go to the bathroom (I didn't need to go) and selfishly leave AMT there with the old couple.
I'm standing in the bathroom laughing my ass off for 10 minutes at how he must think I'm a dick for leaving him alone in a foreign country on a train with 2 people giving him a lecture about how he's a degen gambler.

I come back and he's changed the conversation to soccer. Sick sick skills there considering that all he knew about scottish football were the names of a couple of teams. So that was pretty good and they didn't talk about gambling for the rest of the trip.

As we're getting off the train though the old man shouts across to us
"Remember to be careful with that gambling now!" lol
I have had a similar experience to this. I wonder if these kind if people just enter into other conversations they quite clearly no nothing about.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:01 PM   #107
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a bunch of my ex gf's stupid friends came over to my house for a party an when she told them i played poker for a living they started asking if i won random items around my house playing poker including my fridge an my bed.
yup, that's right, because everyone knows there's no difference between playing poker and being a contestant on some trashy TV game show
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:08 PM   #108
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Good topic, unfortunately I got a big headache reading it, but still funny stuff.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:36 PM   #109
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Thread makes me so angry it's a joke. I go through this, every, single, day with my mum and her tool of a boyfriend and whichever one of his ignorant, ******ed, facebook poker playing friends is over.

'So, Cory, explain to ... why poker isn't just luck'. This is where I explain making +EV decisions etc etc. Followed by, 'so, how come you don't win all the time'. This is where I explain variance. 'So poker is just luck then?'. I feel my face getting quite hot. I try to explain it in simple terms. 'Why are you treating us like ******s?'. I explain that I'm trying to put it in simple terms so they can understand and stop asking me the same, stupid questions every time I walk in the damn room. This is where the dumb friend enters the conversation. 'How do you explain this then. Last night, I was playing facebook poker and I lost a 140million chip pot with three of a hand vs a full house. Poker is obviously luck.'

This is where I turn away, accept that these people will never agree with me and ask them, 'so, how are the shares going?'. I then proceed to ask various nooby questions about shares and how much did they lose etc etc This makes for some hilarious scenes

tl;dr I'm just venting like a mofo. As you can probz tell, my mum doesn't agree with me playing teh pokerz
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Old 07-17-2010, 07:02 PM   #110
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I liek how he berates the noob and mock his ****ty jobs!!
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:38 AM   #111
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idk his answers are pretty much what idiots say, and his responses are what I always wanna say about poker to them.
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Old 07-18-2010, 02:02 AM   #112
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a bunch of my ex gf's stupid friends came over to my house for a party an when she told them i played poker for a living they started asking if i won random items around my house playing poker including my fridge an my bed.
HU for refrigerators.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:54 AM   #113
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but how much did you win?
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Old 07-18-2010, 05:16 AM   #114
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Pretty gross how arrogant some of you are.

So an old guy hears you talking about poker, chimes in because his own son lost all his money as a gambling addict and you think he's an idiot? What the ****? Can't you people see how much that has to hurt him?
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Old 07-18-2010, 09:33 AM   #115
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Pretty gross how arrogant some of you are.

So an old guy hears you talking about poker, chimes in because his own son lost all his money as a gambling addict and you think he's an idiot? What the ****? Can't you people see how much that has to hurt him?
Do you go around and tell fat people they should stop eating so much?
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:01 AM   #116
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Nice OP, made me laugh!
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:27 PM   #117
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Do you go around and tell fat people they should stop eating so much?
No, because I'm not an old dude with a bunch of experience and your analogy is obviously pretty bad anyway. Show some respect.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:21 PM   #118
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

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Old 07-18-2010, 07:43 PM   #119
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I found it absolutely impossible to read OP without imagining everything as if it were an Xtranormal video.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:47 PM   #120
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No, because I'm not an old dude with a bunch of experience and your analogy is obviously pretty bad anyway. Show some respect.
You're an idiot. How would you like anyone just butting into your conversation (can be about any topic) about some anecdotal BS that mildly applies to your conversation?


What if they were talking about racing cars on a track? Then the old man just interrupts and tells how he personally knows how someone died during a race, and then he keeps going on about how dangerous it is, etc. People don't want to hear that.

It's one thing to warn someone about something, it is an entirely different thing to take over the conversation. Absolutely ridiculous, and I would have been just as mad.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:28 AM   #121
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:49 AM   #122
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way to go vent on bbv
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:40 AM   #123
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Seriously, I get the "if I give you $XXXX how long will it take you to double it?"from a lot of people, then I say "oh one hand if I win."

What do you mean "if"? I thought you were good. so effing true

Not really sure why but thread saver is best evar - I can't stop looking at it. Maybe because it seems genuine? (ie not staged)

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Old 07-21-2010, 10:05 AM   #124
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Pretty gross how arrogant some of you are.

So an old guy hears you talking about poker, chimes in because his own son lost all his money as a gambling addict and you think he's an idiot? What the ****? Can't you people see how much that has to hurt him?
+1

this topic is funny in theory but the exaggerated writing style makes OP come off as a total *******. these interactions as written are obviously way different from what was actually said, written that way in an attempt to assert OP's intellectual dominance, but he just sounds like a total dick. seriously try to have some understanding of where others are coming from.
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Old 07-21-2010, 10:21 AM   #125
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Re: 10 questions not to ask me about poker (beat: the stupid questions people ask me)

The question that i get asked more than any other (and i can not understand how supposedly intelligent people can't figure this out) is this.

Noob:So you play poker online?

me:yep

Noob:And you're playing for real money

Me:yes

Noob:but i mean, how do you get the money?
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