The more schools I go into on supply, the more I come across this, and it's really starting to get on my nerves so I feel the need to rant. By far, the two most annoying questions I am ever asked are: "Can I take my blazer off?" and "Can I have a drink?" Is it just me? I just find it so irritating to be half way through an explanation, for four hands to go up, all asking if they can take their blazers off because that's what they've been trained to do. And it's not just the odd school - I see it everywhere.... IMHO, these are two questions to which I will never say no, so why do we expect kids to ask them? I've tried to combat it by making it explicit at the beginning of lessons: "If you want to take your blazer off at any point, you have my permission to do so, and if you want to have a drink at any point, you also have my permission so please do not ask". Doesn't really work; a lot of them still ask anyway. I just find it so unnecessarily disruptive and it's really annoying. I get asked one of these two questions on average 10-15 times a day and I just don't see the point. Anyone else with me?