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"Nobody needs focal lengths over 200mm" - this from a portrait photographer, which is kind of understandable but still a piece of BS"Get a 50mm" - advice for any beginning photographer, regardless of their subject & interests
There are a couple of things in that list, particularly the first, that are quite innocent in my view.Whenever anybody asks me a question I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that it is genuine interest.
I thought the eight comments were a bit pathetic ...Try....you are standing at a wedding in a dinner jacket/bow tie with two D800s around your neck and someone says " are you a friend of the family " or "are you a professional photographer."....