Another part of Robert’s comment stuck in my head:
The director is obviously doing what makes him happy…putting down caring souls such as yourself.
I think this is a mistake people frequently make. Putting me down doesn’t make him happy. For that to make him happy, he’d have to care what I think. But he really couldn’t care less.
I’m a non-entity to him. I don’t exist. And if I don’t exist, the event never happened. He’s already forgotten about it.
If he’s reading this blog right now, I guarantee he won’t even recognize himself.
Beyond him, any director who happens to read this will think, “Well, that guy’s a jerk, but I don’t act that way.”
And the PA down the hall will be thinking, “Yes, you do.”
To paraphrase Heinlein, never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by apathy.