I was working for an older gentleman
who, when he found out I was gay, started making uncomfortable advances.
making a simple brochure for him, but he kept making small amends and demanding
that we meet in person for every revision.
there, sorry but I can’t make this meeting too long. I have to meet MY PARTNER
Note the “subtle hint.”
Client: Oh not a problem, I just wanted to fit this in – no pun intended!
awkward laughter) Ha ha. Well, I think you’ll be happy with these amends.
that looks much better, thank you! Beautiful results from a beautiful man!
you, that’s very kind.
faked receiving a text.
Me: Oh, that’s my PARTNER. Is there anything else I can do you for
before I go?
I shouldn’t have asked.
perfect, send me the print version as soon as you can. I’m on vacation next
week in my Spanish Villa. Lounging in my pool and hot tub all alone, alas. I
wish I had some company to keep me from getting bored.
the obvious subtext) Have fun!
A week later I get an email from the
client. It contained several photos of him topless lounging near his pool. No subject
line, no context or subject, sent to me directly.
A few minutes later:
Client: Sorry! I meant to send those to someone