I stopped working with a client because I encountered a conflict of interest with my primary employer. A few weeks later I got this email, verbatim, without any prompting.
Client: Hi, how are you. I’m contacting you because we have a new
video out and it’s a political parody about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. I
also want to add an annotation on this video to advertise the web store, and
was wondering how to make my youtube channel recognize the web page because the
guy who shot the video sent me a verification link and it will not recognize
that it’s my property. I know your no longer doing your graphic’s business but
I figure if you could help out with advice or even some small favor as a
friend, with no payment involved, no one would know, or could say anything. If
you need a better understanding of what I’m talking about I can call you at
For one, we aren’t friends. For another, …?
How would you respond? I’m still scratching my head on this one.