I was creating a program for a fitness show with seminars featuring twelve speakers. One of the speakers had no headshot. I told the client that I would have to leave the spot blank even though it would look a little out of place. Instead, she wanted a “generic” head shot put in. I told her I didn’t have a generic head shot.
Client: Just use anybody’s!
I went home for lunch and grabbed my copy of Helter Skelter. She proofs the program to see Susan Atkin’s picture in the previously blank spot.
Client: Oh I love it! That wasn’t so hard was it?
Me: Oh no! Not at all!
Editor’s Note: Sort of seems like the speaker is getting the worst part of this deal.