I have been in the recruiting industry since 2002 and am convinced that recruiting makes you nuts. I don't know what it is about this business, but it seems to drive everyone mad.
Is it because we deal with people on a daily basis and because of those interactions we lose ourselves? How many times have you had a candidate lie to you? Tell you to your face one thing and then completely do the other. How about the temporary candidate whose Grandmother has died 6 times in the past 6 months?
I currently work with a number of people in a boutique environment that used to work together for a large public firm. We all believed that things would be different here. They're not.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE what I do and I can't see myself doing anything else. Maybe you just don't get into this business unless your crazy in the first place.
I'm sure we could spend hours, days, weeks even months one-upping each other on the crazy things candidates have done... Might be fun!