8 things EVERYONE says to you when they hear you're a professional musician

And what you say back to them.

Oh, you're a musician! I'm putting on this event in a few weeks. We won't be able to pay you, but will you play?


Wow, you play music for a living? That must be really relaxing.


Can you play at our wedding? We want an arrangement of the theme to Titanic


You play double bass? Carrying that around must be hard. I bet you must wish you played the flute!


You sing? Are you going on X Factor?

You get paid £100 for playing just for an hour?! You must be loaded...  


So you're an opera singer? Sing us something.


Yeah, that sounds cool. I wish I did something I loved for a living.

...and then we're like...

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