Client: Can you make this item in a dark navy? I know it’s a custom order, but I’m a photographer and my client wants it to be navy.
Me: Sure, no problem!
I custom ordered a paper literally called ‘DEEP NAVY’ showed it to the client, finished the item, and shipped it.
Client: This is not going to work. It’s not navy enough.
Me: I’m not sure I can make it more navy, I ordered the most navy paper that was available. It doesn’t get any more navy than deep navy.
Client: You have to fix this. It’s not navy enough. My client is going to be so upset. I’m just the middleman here!
Me: I can’t make it more navy, but I can offer you a full refund if you’d like.
Client: NO. That WON’T WORK. It needs to be NAVY. This is going to reflect so poorly on me. MY REPUTATION IS AT STAKE. YOU NEED TO FIX THIS.
I really did make an effort to find a paper that was … I don’t know, “DEEPEST” Navy, or “Approaching the inky blackness of the void but still somehow blue” Navy.
…Then I remembered not to make other people’s problems MY problems.