Client: I need you to come to the office tomorrow.

Me: Your office is over 100 miles away and I’ve already been there five times over the past three months.

Client: Management is expecting you there; I told them you’d be there. You have to be there.

Me: Can we use Skype to conference me in?

Client: No! No Skype! They expect you to be there.

Me: Can we at least float the idea as a possibility in the future?

Client: No, I can’t see that being very convenient.

Me: Maybe not for you.