A client wanted a major feature added to their
application. Their deadline was months away so I had plenty of time to work
with them. I emailed them immediately:
Me: Can you give me the following technical details so I can get started?
Nothing. I follow up a few more times the next few
days. Still nothing, so I continue to follow up at least once a week, for a few
Finally, approaching their deadline, they email asking
how the project is going. I respond I need that meeting for the technical
details. They send me a meeting request.
The meeting was them immediately chewing me out for
several minutes for not starting the project after several months. I grin
and bear it.
But now, finally, I’m in the room with them. There’s no
reason to wait to give me the info I need to get started. I ask them for it, in
Whoa whoa whoa, why are you asking me that technical stuff? I don’t