An Actor walks into my booth for a session and starts manhandling my microphone, after I've already set it up for him. He's never been in my studio before.
Me: So touching my mic huh?
Actor: Yeah Sorry. [Continues to move my mic around]
Me: I actually already had it set up.
Actor: I know. I just like the sound better like this [indicating he was going to make out with my microphone]
Me: Well, you really don't need to use it that way, it actually gets a little muddy, so...
Actor: [Interrupting me] I got it.
Me: [Continuing] ...so I think we should probably put it back the way I had it.
Actor: [Agitated] I said I GOT it.
Me: [Not really up for the confrontation] Fine...
At this point the ISDN clicks in and I step over to the computer and mixer to get us set up.
ISDN Client: Hey guys. Let's get a level set.
Actor: [Loudly while practically fellating my mic] Of Course! [Gets about two lines into the copy before...]
ISDN Client: Whoa... OK.. Um... We're going to need the actor to back WAY off the microphone...What sucks though, is this really just makes me look bad, like I didn't set the mic properly in the first place, which in a way is kinda true. My only saving grace was that the actor was equally argumentative with the producers over direction, so I'm sure he distracted them from any technical concerns that might've been linked with me.
As it stands though, I've added yet another actor to the "Will never call in for casting, or work with ever again" list...