One of my other clients referred this one to me.
Client: Do you think we can meet?
Me: Sure, I’m available after 6:00pm.
Client: Okay, come by to my house at 5:00pm.
For the record, he lives over an hour away.
Me: I said I’m available after 6:00pm.
Client: Okay, well, why don’t you come to my house at 5:00pm, and then I’ll drive you home.
At this point the whole “come to my house” thing started sounding a little weird to me.
Me: I think we better meet at a middle point, let’s say the coffee shop around the subway station. It’ll have to be after 6:00pm.
Client: Okay, sounds good. I’ll pick you up at the coffee shop and we can come to my house.
Me: Sorry, but I have to ask - why do you want me to come to your house?
Client: … I’ll call you next week to set another meeting.
The client never called me or emailed me again.