Me: Enclosed is a PDF of the new user guide for review. Since this document will be in dead-tree format as well as in PDF, the page count on each chapter has to be even as per company standards. Ignore blank pages 4, 18, 56, and 72, because they’re deliberately blank.
Client: I have nothing to add, but you need to fix blank pages 4, 18, 56, and 72. That’s really unprofessional.
I made the other changes, but kept the pages blank because they were supposed to be.
Me: Enclosed is the latest version of the document. As stated before, some pages are deliberately kept blank for formatting purposes.
Client: You ignored my notice about the blank pages. FIX IT NOW.