A few years ago, I was working on a major project for a client who frequently overestimated the strength of our relationship.
Client: I have an ask. My kid is doing a science fair, and the prize is pretty prestigious. They’ve put in a lot of work on it, but neither of us have an eye for making the poster look good. I know you’re busy, but is that something you can take on? It would mean a lot to me.
Me: I mean, I guess? I’m pretty busy with my project for your business, but if you already have all the text and photos I could probably whip something up pretty quick.
Client: Oh, yeah, no, you’d have to write the text and source some photos.
Client: But you can have his notes! That’s most of the work, right?