The situation: setting up to shoot on the corner of Canal Street and Sixth Avenue. A crew member speeds up in a Smart Car, sees a curb cut, pulls right onto the sidewalk and parks it.
Me: What are you doing? Get that car off the sidewalk.
Him: Hey man, we’re making a movie. It’ll be fine.
Me: No, it won’t be fucking fine. Move it now.
Him: Why so uptight, man, take it easy.
Me: Our police detail is about to arrive and my first conversation with them this morning is NOT going to be about your car.
Him: I’ll straighten it out. I have three family members in the NYPD.
Me: Yeah, are they assholes too?