A couple weeks ago I was at a dinner with the family at a house of a friend of my oldest. The Dad and I were out back drinking and smoking a cigar and he asked what I do. I told him and I got the usual look of,"oh you don't have a job". i normally let it go, because I've never had a different reaction,but beer and irritation set in for whatever reason. I went in depth on trading,which left him perplexed. I know what he does and asked if his company hedges currency risk, and explained benefits of doing so,but obviously made no impression. He then went into well how much do I make.Now that is a sore point with me. I don't actually care who knows, but I threw back at him the same question,and got the usual answer that essentailly it was none of my business. I said then why is it any of his business what I make? We went down hill from there, and at the last football game for our kids he wouldn't even talk to me.He would answer my questions to my wife and asked her how everything was going,but wouldn't address me at all. I laughed and walked away for awhile,but have to admit it is irritating. What the helleis with people that they think they have a job,but a trader doesn'tand when the hell is it any of their business what I make when they aren't willing to divulge the same?