I was doing a simple bit of free hosting help for a family friend – nothing complicated, just hosting a WordPress site and installing a theme.
I sent the person five recommended themes. A week went by and I heard no response, so I sent him an email reminder. Another week went by, no response, another email reminder. That cycle repeated three more times.
Finally, six weeks after my original email, he sends the following three emails all in one night while I was away from my computer:
Client (10:11PM): I want to talk sometime before 10:30PM tonight. I’m really ready for this to get off the ground.
Client (10:44PM): I guess we’re not talking tonight. I’m getting very tired of waiting on this. Email me back ASAP.
Client (11:07PM): I’m going to find someone else to do this. It’s clear that you just can’t reply in a timely manner.
Did I mention I was helping him for free?