At one point in the winter, I had roughly five clients at once. I finished the work for three clients and told the other two that I would be leaving the country for a family-related emergency for a month. As a result, I apologized and asked them if they were all right with waiting until I got back. One said yes and another didn’t respond. I sent three messages to the one who said nothing and got no response.
I attend to my family, and never receive an email reply. However, at some point a few months later, I receive this in the inbox of my Tumblr account from an anonymous user:
Client: Why are people like you so irresponsible? To make promises & never keep them, shows you will never be successful because you run away from commitment & you will have a shiity career. If you stole my idea to my visual novel prepare for a horrible fucking life, because I will make it very much indeed…miserable. We need to cleanse the world of people like you, pushing you toward suicide will be very fun & I can’t wait to that day you finally drink bleach or step in front of a speeding train.
Clearly I have a lot to learn about professionalism.