Originally Posted by ship it dbag
When youre talking to someone else that has a different profession (college professor, cpa, physical therapist etc. etc.) of course you might not find it appropriate to ask how much they make... but depending on the variables and doing a little research you can guesstimate how much theyre making if youre that interested to know.
So it's appropriate to ask anyone their income if it's not possible to accurately guesstimate it? Wow, that's flawless logic right there. So if someone tells me they run a website, run a business, sell things on eBay, or do any other thing which I'm not able to guesstimate their income from, it would be perfectly appropriate to ask them what their income is? Give me a break.
With poker players, you could could be making thousands a week, losing hundreds a day
They ask me the question after I tell them I play poker for a living
. You remind of the video on YouTube in which the poker player is talking to a completely clueless person
What do you do for a living?
-- I play poker for a living.
Well, do you actually make any money?
-- Well, yes of course I make money. If I didn't make money it certainly wouldn't be much of a ****ing living now, would it?
every poker player has different results each year and no player is the same as another.
Like I said above, there are plenty of other professions which people can make a wide range of different amounts of money in. Is it appropriate to ask all those people what their income is too? Great logic.
Maybe you just dont like to be reminded of your results and the reality that youre a losing player...
lmao. No. I already explained quite thoroughly why I don't like the question, and it has nothing to do with the amount I make. I'm quite satisfied with my income. There are plenty of people on this forum who know I'm a winning player. I'm not going to sit here and post graphs or the like just to satisfy a random poor poster. If I did, it wouldn't surprise me if you followed up with "but how much did you lose?"
Last edited by king_nothing_; 10-07-2010 at 02:47 AM.