A potential client was praising my portfolio and seemed really keen to get started. They seemed a bit too nice, but then sent this:
Client: As a company, we believe that money is never the answer. That’s our company ethos.
I’m not quite sure how they’re still in business, but hey.
Client: Each piece of work you’ll provide, we’ll send our thanks. Could you send some samples because we’ve been disappointed with previous designers. They seem to leave projects unfinished when we say we’re not going to pay money. I’m sure they’ve got real jobs anyway so it’s just a bit of fun.
Me: Why wouldn’t you want to pay a designer?
Client: They work for us, not vice-versa. They should be proud to work for a successful company like ours. Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?