Me: I see you mentioned you have very specific skill requirements for winning this bid. Could you elaborate on that?
Client: The winning designer must be very well versed in Magneto or other top brand e-commerce programs. We will be wanting payments online and Magneto or comparable program is the most important item.
Me: (stifling a laugh) Personally, I’ve always preferred Professor X. They’re equally matched, in my opinion.
Client: Oh, uh, okay, sounds good. I’ve heard great things about Professor X.
This guy had a knack for creative pronunciation, to put it politely. Some other gems were V3, Wordpunch, mySQUEAL (how he pronounced it), and jabascript.
After he submitted his design mockups to me in Excel, I passed on the project.