Good clients can be hard to come by, and I’ve found one that not only pays her bills but also makes our working relationship entertaining. I’ve been working with her on a residential design project in another city, so we’ve been relying on e-mail for much of the coordination. At one point, this involved me sending photos taken at a local showroom for her to approve drapery fabrics. Roger, the showroom manager, helped by laying out large samples for us and preparing quotes.
Later, when deciding on drapery styles, she sent me this:
Client: I really like the patterns of the fabrics you have chosen and I would like to actually see them. I appreciate that they can’t be stretched taut like Roger’s showroom, but I also don’t want to feel like I am looking at Roger’s scrotum.
Another email came shortly after.
Client: Or, best case, his accordion.