you and your private life. As a Substitute Teacher for the past 2 years, I've noticed that a lot of students, especially the older ones (5th and up) seem to like to try and pry their way into my private life. I've fielded many questions. Questions like: • Where do you live? • Where did you go to high school? Did you go to high school anywhere around here? • Do you have any kids? • Where did you go to college? • Do you have a degree? • What's your degree in? • Are you really certified to sub? • How old are you? • What kind of car do you drive? • What religion are you? Are you Catholic? Protestant? Jewish? Muslim? Christian? • Do you attend Church? • Where do you attend Church? • What are your political beliefs? Are you Republican? Democratic? Independent? • Do you vote? • How do you vote? • What ethnicity are you? • How tall are you? • How much do you weigh? and the list goes on and on. I don't give the kids any satisfaction of answering, of course, and find the questions extremely rude and bothersome. Most of the time my reply is quite simple as in, "Sorry, but that's none of your business." Do the rest of you find yourself often asked about your private lives? If so, how do youn tend to handle it?