Originally Posted by CHAx
So I work about 50 hours a week and I try to grind out 10-15k hands a month for extra income + I enjoy the challenge (I'm a competitive person). My girlfriend, who is smart and very open about most things cannot seem to get her head around poker not being gambling in the traditional sense. Its pretty funny/annoying because I will go into my office and shut the door and let her know I can't be disturbed for a few hours on a Saturday afternoon or a weeknight where we don't have plans etc.
So last weekend she interupts my session for like the 3rd time in a row and I say
"I can't concentrate and make plans with you at the same time"
her: "you care more about poker blah blah" being dramatic
me: "look its hard work and I need to concentrate and when I don't concentrate, it costs me a lot of money"
her: "well fine whatever, but don't call it work. Its not work." (tilt)
She sits there, watches me ship a small pot
her: "fine, you're buying me new boots with that pot you just won". (lol)
lol, this is/was my wife.
when i first started playing, i put 100 on stars, and my wife asked me if i was going to lose the mortgage money.
she'd have a hissy every time i wanted to go and play in AC. the first time i came home a winner (@200) i gave it to her. now she asks me when i'm going again, but now i get to keep my winnings.
but forget playing during the day- wimminz like their attention, and usually deserve it.