Students insulting substitutes I started out as a substitute about 7 years ago, became a full time teacher, then went back to being a substitute by choice. I dress nicely, present a positive image, and act professional. I wear khakis, dress shirts and dress shoes whenever I step into a classroom. Image is important. The problem is sometimes a student will give a smart remark as some kids will do. Today a student stared at me and said...."Are you an ex-cop?" I said "No I am an ex-teacher." He said.."you look like an ex-cop because you are too official looking" I said "oh". He said ..."scary" and walked away. Not sure what he meant by that. It was a hurtful comment. Students and teachers will sometimes ask if I was a former principal, cop or actor? I get that almost on a daily basis. Anyone else get snide remarks as a sub or teacher? Not sure if I should be flattered or take it as a sign of disrespect? Thanks.