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You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the heck do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? OK.

In other words mind your own business
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Yep GreenBean gave us a good advice after you say that to your Family/Friends they won't ask you again:D
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Own my own business aka ima business owner
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A little rude to tell your family to mind their own business i think, i'd just say i run my own business and what do you do? and no more after that

Heck with friends ya.... mind ya business sonnn!
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You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me? Then who the hell else are you talking... you talking to me? Well I'm the only one here. Who the heck do you think you're talking to? Oh yeah? OK.

In other words mind your own business
You just reminded me of one of my favorite movie scenes. Love it :
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Entrepreneur is my job title officially with my family and friends.
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Own my own business aka ima business owner
This just rises even more questions, I used to say this too. Now I just tell em' I buy and sell things to keep it real simple. Then when they ask "what do you buy and sell?" I say "anything that makes a profit" then change the subject. Real easy this one try it..
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A little rude to tell your family to mind their own business i think, i'd just say i run my own business and what do you do? and no more after that

Heck with friends ya.... mind ya business sonnn!
If you meet my family you would understand.

I do exclude my brothers. But their wives & relo's. No way.
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What do you do for a living?

I work online doing about 20 different things.

They stop asking after that because at that point they believe I work extremely hard to earn a penny unless the person asking is around my age or younger then I say buy and sell things online.
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Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light
Those days are over
You don't have to sell your body to the night
Roxanne, you don't have to wear that dress tonight
Walk the streets for money
You don't care if it's wrong or if it's right

Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light
Roxanne, you don't have to put on the red light
Put on the red light, put on the red light
Put on the red light, put on the red light
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i say im in internet sales
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I say I'm a P I M P :D
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99% of my family members are self-employed, so they kinda already know but people I meet ask and I just tell them I do sales.

The best question still by far is, "Where do you buy you stuff?, every time someone ask I almost start to laugh and give them the, "Why you asking me a stupid question like that?" then they realize they just asked a stupid question and move on.
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I don't tell anyone anything, I only say the same thing, into sales. The closest person that kinda knows what I do is my sister since we live together. She doesn't even know the full extent of what I do, maybe only 10%. She does know what I have a few ebay accounts, just a few.

Some of her friends know that I do sales and ask me to help them out but I simply tell them at I am too busy. She has one friend who tries to push me to help them out but I say "I can't, because I am under contract not too".
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lol its just annoying sometimes when i say i resell things that makes profit and then they ask what do you sell? i kinda choke after that and make things up lol
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I tell my mates i make a living off ebay but none of them believe me and take the p*ss haha

Why wouldnt you tell them you sell on bay ,What you selling?
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I just say I'm a consultant. Which is actually true, but it is not all that I do. I just don't elaborate.
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I tell my mates i make a living off ebay but none of them believe me and take the p*ss haha

Why wouldnt you tell them you sell on bay ,What you selling?
I used to say that, but one day my friend decided to purchase some items from me .They had asked what my user name was and not thinking I gave them my highest ranking one.
It was a nice gesture on their end considering they were trying to help me with feedback and sales.
Needless to say it was a stealth not only the wrong gender and all else. I think to date she finds me shady.
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Acquaintance: I'm a BUM.
Friends: I work for online retailer.
Close friends know what i do.
Family: Father's side don't ask. Mother's side knows.
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I tell them Nunyo. "Nunyo?" Nunyo damn business!

But for real? Online sales consultant.

Of course, been doing this for 20+ years (running my own business of buying and selling), and my father still tells me I've never had a "real job"...
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