I was at a briefing with a client, along with a board made up of the client’s in-house developers and designers. While discussing an idea with some of the other people in the room, the client stands up and starts hitting the desk with the newspaper.
Me: Excuse me, but what are you doing?
Client: Hush, this works on my dogs at home. It should work on you too.
He beats the table with the newspaper for a few seconds.
Client: Now, sit, and stay.
He continues to beat the table.
Me: I’m sorry, this is ridiculous. I’m terminating you as a client.
As I walked towards the door, the client jumped up from their seat and blocked the door.
Client: If you want a snack, I’ve got some under my desk, no need to leave the meeting!
At this point, I shoved him aside, and walked out, followed by him. Whistling, and shouting “come!”