(Short post today, as I am busy in a casting session for a short film.)
One particularly blustery day, the wind kept knocking over a reflector board, sitting atop a combo stand, sitting atop a high hill. The key grip sent a PA up to the top of said hill to hold the reflector in place, aimed firmly at the scene.
Being sunny as well as windy, I brought him a bottle of water. Since we had that kind of relationship male PAs tend to have, I mocked him: “How does it feel being a glorified C-stand?”
“Oh, no,” he replied proudly, “I’m directing the light!”