Client: We want custom designs for all of the signage of our campus buildings. Both exterior and interior.
Me: Okay, that’s a couple hundred designs, but we can definitely take care of that. Right now, I can tell you we’re looking at a few weeks to complete. I’ll need a few days to figure out the details, work out a schedule, and then I’ll send you over an estimate and a quote for the down-payment.
Client: Ah, yeah… we’re not really “down-payment” people.
Me: Ah, I see… we’re not really “work for free” people.