I worked at a hospital but did tech support on the side for many of the people that I worked with. One of these clients was a doctor that would still randomly bring up his high school football days in the most annoying braggadocious ways. As unpleasant as he was, he paid well, so I helped him numerous times.
One night I get a frantic text from him saying he needs immediate tech support:
Client: Can you fix a piece of paper if I give you a copy?
Me: Yeah, I can scan it in and photoshop it. Is this for work?
Client: Not exactly. Can you add text in?
Me: It depends…
Client: My wife asked me for a copy of the phone bill and I need a couple of numbers removed. *sends file*
It turns out that he had been having an affair and had been calling her on his cell phone a dozen or so times a day. His phone bill was three pages long of small text and over half of it was phone calls to her.
I was tempted to alter the file, charge him a hefty fee, and put in some watermarks stating this was an altered bill. Instead, I took the high ground and ghosted him.
I ran into him recently and you’ll be happy to know that his kid (from his ex) is “GREAT AT FOOTBALL.”