I was doing marketing for a restaurant, and the client needed a full-page, full-color newspaper ad for a local paper. After nailing down the details on what to include, they gave me a “timeline.”
Client: We have some time now – can you turn that around in the next five minutes?
Me: Uh… no. No. No way. This will take a couple of hours at least.
Client: You’re being confrontational. Just say “yes” and make it happen.
Already pretty bad, right? Well, they added insult to injury:
Client: Okay, take three days. But just to let you know, we’re also going to design an ad in those three days and I’ll decide which one is better.
I quit the next day.