Dear Grips on the current show I'm on,
The reason why I asked for a sandbag was because the light I was working on is in a high traffic area. Yes, it may have been sitting bottom stick on its stand, but talent, two camera crews, and a boom op would be dancing around to avoid running into it during the take, not to mention the rush of make-up, wardrobe, ADs, and PAs, when those cameras stop rolling.
For you guys to roll your eyes at me when I politely requested the stand be bagged is unprofessional (especially since you didn't have to travel more than three feet to retrieve one) and the fact that you guys took it off the stand when I wasn't looking is even more appalling.
It's a mutherfuckin' sandbag, for Pete's sake! That's what they're there for! To hold and weigh things down! Yes, I know it was a small light. Yes, I know it was bottom stick on a level floor. But did you know that none of that matters when it's sitting in a high-traffic area? And do you realize that you're technically supposed to be bagging every light anyway?
So please stop with the eye rolling, the little smug comments, and the undermining when our backs are turned. We're just trying to do our jobs, but we can't do it properly if you don't do yours.
An Fed Up Juicer.