I'm an MRI technician. A client came in for a scan, and we instructed her to take off her metal bracelet before her scan.
Client: This isn't metal - it's silver.
I work as an account manager, I was attending the first meeting with a new client signed with our agency.
I entered the room with the business development manager and greeted the client with a casual handshake and a small intro.
Client: (Not looking at me, asking the BDM) Is this the person who will manage my account?
Business Development Manager: Yes, she's one of our best!
Client: well, that's a problem.
He wasn't joking. He didn't explain himself, but he did not look at me or any other woman in the meeting the entire time.
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Client: Hey! Have you made any progress on the site?
Client: The site! How's it going?
Me: I reached out to for more details and you never responded, nor paid my deposit. This is the first I've heard from you in six months.
Client: So you haven't started?
Client: Heads up. We have a new project coming in, and you have six days to finish it.
Me: (solo graphic designer) It? What is it?
Client: Graphic brand refresh for a concept department store for (major private developer). They also want us to have final artwork for signage and environmental graphics ready by then.
Me: ...Is this project confirmed?
Client: Almost. We’ll know in about half an hour.
Me: Well then, heads up – you have half an hour to line up a backup designer, because if it really is six days, I’ll quit on the spot.
Client: What's that font that's really popular?
Me: Times New Roman is used all over the place, although less so in web design.
Client: No, I know that one, but there's one that people talk about all the time.
Client: No, no... it starts with a "k" sound...
Me: (dawning horror) ...Calibri?
Client: C... C... Comic Sans! What would that look like?
Not a client from hell, just a terrible boss. I swear this happened exactly as I'm describing.
Boss: I know you booked tomorrow off but I need you to come in anyway.
Me: I'm really sorry, but that won't be possible.
Boss: Come on, I'm sure this thing you're doing tomorrow can't be that important -what was it, again?
Me: I'm... attending my grandmother's funeral?
Boss: Yeah, that was it! You can skip it, right?
Me: No, I'm sorry, I won't.
Boss: You know, sometimes it really feels like other things are more important to you than working for me. You need to be more careful. I expect work to be your priority in the future.
Me: (goes back to work)
Boss: Oh, and you know what? You should smile more. Anyone would think you're not happy here! (laughs at own "joke")
Gee, I wonder why it seems that I don't like working for you. Could it be that you're a horrible person?
Sadly, I haven't had any luck in trying to find a different job.