I informed my client I would be unavailable Saturday as I was attending my 4-year-old’s for her ballet recital.
As she comes on stage, my phone vibrates:
Client: Where are we on my web site?
Two minutes later:
Client: I need my site redone ASAP please send an update!
After the 10th email in 5 minutes I respond:
Me: I told you I would be away from the desk today to spend time with my family. You had said that was fine as you have a seven-month-old yourself and can understan. I will respond to your messages tomorrow.
This leads to 20 more emails in minutes regarding how he thought I’d be doing work on my laptop during the recital.