This funny little story was related to me recently:
The office PA was sent out for a few items that were needed on set ASAP. (Everything’s always needed ASAP; I’m not sure why anyone even bothers to say “ASAP” anymore.) The art department needed some rubber gloves; make-up and wardrobe were low on Polaroid film, for continuity pictures. Normal stuff, really.
While he was out, the crew began filming a scene set on the water. Even though the audio would be basically useless, the director wanted to record a guide track for ADR, later. Not wanting the microphone to get wet, the boom op radioed the office that she needed a box of non-lubricated condoms to fit over the mic.
I like to imagine the clerks face when the PA showed up wtih condoms, rubber gloves and Polaroid film.