Despite appearances, this story is extremely pertinent to creative client work.
Back in college, I had a part-time job bagging groceries at a little mom and pop health food store. A little old lady was buying a significant number of items: a gallon of milk, a bag of flour, several canned goods, eggs, fruit and veggies, etc. As I’m strategically placing her items into two bags, paying attention to the weight distribution and trying my best to make it easy for her, she turns to me and says “Just put it all in one bag, but don’t make it heavy.”
Uh… Ok, lady.
Back then, I was baffled. Now, twenty years later as a designer, I realize that this was the basis for half the client interactions I’ve ever had.