Me: Okay, since we’re crunched for time I need you to prioritize these changes. Give me the most important change first, the second most important change second, etc etc. That way I can do what’s most important in time.
I pushed through until deadline, targeting the key issues and getting everything essential done in time.
Me: Here’s my final version to push to live.
Client: What are you talking about? You haven’t finished half of our first priorities?
Me: I asked you to list your top priorities in order – I worked to your list.
Client: Yeah, that didn’t work for us, because EVERYTHING was top priority. We just gave you an alphabetical version.
For the record, of the 117 “top priorities,” they wanted:
* Setting backgrounds to a slightly different color
* Shifting Headlines 5px left
* Changing Button Colors