Client: Hey, take a look at this other designer’s work.
He showed me a bunch of work that was frankly garbage.
Me: (politely) This… well, I would say there are a few things this person needs to learn yet.
Client: Hmm… Okay.
Me: Why do you ask?
Client: Well, I was thinking of hiring someone full-time and I know this guy.
Me: If you did that, would you keep me on contract?
Client: Probably not, no.
First time I’ve unwittingly sat on my replacement’s interview committee.