We do get asked that fairly frequently, but I think that has more to do with the fact that we are immigrants.
Yeah, when I do get it, it is often for the same reason. Since "station chief" won't quite cut it, I have to come up with something more innocuous ;).
That would bug me. They ought to mind their own beeswax.
curious, is the area you're in "known for" the kind of work you do?
wow, i'd never assume what someone's motive was if they asked what i did.
I can when they ask me how do you afford...dig dig dig...are you related to dig dig dig...