Originally Posted by nuggetz87
to mother, after she kept asking:
me: "i dunno, i think i won $450 today or something."
her: "but how much did you lose??"
The first time I came home from a casino (I actually sucked at poker at this point as it was a year or two before I took it seriously but most people at this table still sucked worse than me and I got pretty lucky) so I finished up like $1800.
I get home and tell my parents I won $1800 and my mom's like, "That's great. But how much did you lose."
I was confused as hell....I didn't know what she was talking about....here I just told her I won $1800 and she's asking me how much I lost. I was like, "what" and she repeated the question so I was like, "uhhh....I lost negative $1800."
The whole time my dad's standing there and kinda starts laughing...I think he figured out what was going on and then he started to tell my mom that what I told them was the net amount.
It doesn't make any sense to me to not net it.
Really though most people I've told about it have been alright. I don't actually have to listen to many stories nor have to listen to too many it's rigged or whatever claims.
I do usually try not to tell people about it though.....especially since at the moment's it's my sole source of income and you never know how people will react to you.
Though one of my g/f's friends asked me recently what I was doing and I said applying to some law schools, still playing poker for a living. And after a while she asked me if I was winning at it. Like, uh....I'm not living on the street right.
And the how much have you made questions. Like what a stupid question. How much have you made at work? What do you want from me...this year? lifetime? I don't carry around a notebook with figures in it. Lately if the conversation ever gets this far I just tell people my approximate current hourly rate.
And of course, "Are you good?" or "How good are you?"
Well I don't know. Do you think your high school's star basketball player who made the All County Team was good? Alright what is he's in a 2 on 2 game with Michael Jordan, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant? I'm good enough to beat the level I play for a solid winrate and that's good enough to make some money.
Last edited by Lego05; 02-01-2008 at 04:40 AM.