People make me laugh

Rooster34

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I'm reading trading books on my downtime at work. Not to show off, it's the only thing we are allowed to do when we have downtime. A while back I was reading some mindless sci-fi stuff. Everyone was all interested. Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favorite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."

Just have to laugh....
 
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I'm reading trading books on my downtime at work. Not to show off, it's the only thing we are allowed to do when we have downtime. A while back I was reading some mindless sci-fi stuff. Everyone was all interested. Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favorite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."

Just have to laugh....
:LOL::LOL::LOL:
 

luckyd1976

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and if someone is an Economist (well has a degree in the alchemy), and is recognised as a good trader, is he like fookin boss? :smart:
lol Good traders are good traders I will forgive them if their counselors misguided them into thinking the degree in economics was their ticket. :smart:
 
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Rooster34

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Black Swan: funny about Goldman Sachs. Made me
snort laugh.

I work in a doctors office lab, but not for the office itself. If I'm not busy it's straight downtime. Unfortunately my company prohibits laptops at work, and even playing on my phone is a "grey" area.
So books it is. It's cool though, I love to read.
 

Hilarymannah

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It doesn't matter what your profession,...trading is for those with tenacity and the resilience not to be beaten !,....and of course, a cool head, and a nonchalant monetary demean,....: )
 

montmorencyt2w

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Now everyone is totally critical. I could care less what some wage-slave bored housewife thinks. But it is funny.

Today was my favourite of all time by one of the secretaries here: "Trading is just like gambling unless you're an economist."
One of the reasons I never told the missus what I am doing.
She knows now.
Pity she waited until a low point in my trading to find out though ...
Now I feel under pressure (another reason why I didn't tell her).

It's only a secondary source of income fortunately, so not critical in that sense, although it's important to me.
 

Rooster34

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One of the reasons I never told the missus what I am doing.
She knows now.
Pity she waited until a low point in my trading to find out though ...
Now I feel under pressure (another reason why I didn't tell her).

It's only a secondary source of income fortunately, so not critical in that sense, although it's important to me.
I'm in the same boat. I didn't tell wifey that Im trying this again. When we met I had several OJ options and by freak dumb luck hurricane season hit and I recovered anything I had ever lost in futures. Maybe a few hundred more. This was her first exposure to trading and she assumes this is how it will be. That was one really good trade out of alot of mediocre/bad ones. And in the end I was right back where I started.
She opened my mail and at first got really mad that I didn't tell her I was venturing back into the waters. And then as soon as she got done being mad, she asked me to buy her a gift with the first profits I made cause "That way I'll feel good about what you're doing."

I honestly think people cannot stand/get fearfull if someone even has the possibility of doing better than they are doing. We are such weird flawed little creatures.