After presenting new design concepts to a company think-tank, I discussed what sort of feedback I would be looking for. I noted that we could include different elements from the various designs. After a few minutes of discussion:
Client: What if I want different elements from different designs? Are we stuck with just that one?
Before I could re-explain what I had just said, the CEO cut in and berated the man for not paying attention. He then proceeded to (eloquently) explain what I had said. After a few minutes of discussion, he interrupted the redundant conversation and stated they were wasting my time. He then asked that we move on.
Needless to say, I’ll be working for him again in the future.
Editor’s Note: Though Clients From Hell focuses on disasters and client gaffes, it’s always worthwhile to appreciate those that make an effort to do the opposite.