Re: Director frustrations
I suppose he could be trying in some peculiar way to push you, i.e. he has very high expectations of you because he believes you're capable, but he's sure coming off as a jerk.
I don't really know what I would do in your position; I guess just ask him why he's always singling you out, but definitely ask it in a very non-confrontial way, such as, "Mr. _____, I've noticed that you've been asking me to _____a lot lately, and I was wondering why. If it's because there's some stuff you'd like me to work on, I would love to know what, so that I can improve." Unless he's just plain stupid, he should get the message that you wish he wouldn't single you out, and you want to know why he does.