These are the people that give the rest of us a bad name. They are called "Bodies" or "Lumps".
This Industry attracts a lot of them, they never stay, they work a season or two and then they're off to make someone elses life and workplace miserable...good riddance.
These people will often self identify as "Carnies", they're not, they're "Lumps" and they give the rest of us a bad name.
They're the ones that always shirk their responsibilities, fucking off during setup/teardown, taking long breaks and not giving a shit, never stopping to think that it all falls onto someone else.
Real "Carnies" may play hard, but they work hard too, they are duty bound, they are company people and make good team members.
"Lumps" just play hard, that's why they are there, they're no fucking good at anything else, they don't like to work, they would rather you do it.
They always whine and bitch about everything, they suck, and I can't stand the "Lumps".
They are in every work place, but we get the worst of them out on the road.
"Lumps" are a fact of life on the road, they're sometimes thieves too.
Whenever I'm on the hunt for a thief in the company, I need go no further than the "Lumps".
Guess who got busted for dope on our crew? You guessed it, two "Lumps", proudly calling themselves Carnies.
Real Carnies usually have some sort of brain, and being fairly streetwise they know how to be discreet about their personal business after hours.
The "Lumps" almost always make specticles of themselves, at the expense of the rest of us.
So let us separate ourselves from the "Lumps".
I don't stand for them calling themselves "Carnies" around me, I call em as I see em.