Client: Write X but circle it. Circle it so that it shows it’s not so important.
Me: But a circle would make it stand out.
Client: No, no, not a circle – a circle like you use when something’s not important.
Me: (patience ebbing) We can put it in parentheses… is that what you mean?
Client: No, like the little circles that are on the 9 and the 0 on the keyboards.
Me: Yes those are parentheses, like brackets.
Client: Yes, yes, brackets. That’s what I meant, but just not so square. More rounded.