We're all familiar with the practice of inviting (and expecting!) job candidates to visit the interviewing department's table at the APA "Smoker." And we're all familiar with the many respects in which this practice is horrific and torturous. It should be abandoned. Anyway, leaving aside the cases in which candidates show up drunk and make fools of themselves, here are a few tales. I'll try to think of some more. Feel free to share.
1. In a year that I was not on the search committee, I endured roughly 40 minutes of being spoken to by a job candidate about how if she were to get the job, she'd be willing to serve on my dissertation committee, because the person in my department who worked in my area (viz., me!) was "too narrow."
2. In that same year, a candidate walked away from me, as I was mid-sentence in responding to a question he asked, when one of my colleagues (on the search committee) finally arrived to the table.
3. I once saw a near fist-fight erupt among two candidates over who was "next in line" to sit in the chair next to where the department chair was seated.