Client: So, are you (whispers) Native American?
Client: Wow, what percentage?
Client: Wow. So does that mean both of your parents were (whispers) natives? Wow. What tribe?
Client: Hmm, I’ve never heard of them. Is that like Cherokee or Muckleshoot?
Me: Navajo, as in the code-talkers of World War II. Ever heard of them?
Client: No. Weird. I’m really interested in this because I do Native American things too. Everyone just thinks I’m stoned.
The client then stood up and walked away.
This was my first meeting with her. We never even got to discuss the project.