I received a call from someone inquiring about some services.
It was weird.
Client: I’m retired, but I run two websites. I need a little work done on them and I also need a survey created on social media.
Me: That sounds easy enough. What are you hoping to achieve?
Client: I want to create a viral campaign to get the Pope to say he is proud of Jesus. The survey will provoke people to demand the pope to say that he is proud of Jesus. Here’s the thing though – I’ve trademarked the phrase, so once everyone starts saying that they too are proud of Jesus the money will start rolling in.
Me: …And what is your budget for this?
Client: They way I see it, everyone should be proud of Jesus. Even the Pope!
This went on for some time and I never got a number. I noped myself out of this project as quickly as I could.