I work as Art Director for a small print and marketing outfit. One regular client decided to leave us and follow our salesperson to her new job when she quit – but rather than admit he just wanted to stay with his longtime rep, he told the owner the quality of our design had gone downhill. OK, whatever.
Six months later, after the rep had quit her new job and left the area, he came back to our business wanting his annual Christmas card mailing designed.
Client: I’d like you to take a photo of my business and make it look like it’s covered in snow. Come up with a couple dozen layouts for me to choose from.
A couple dozen? And he expected that at no extra cost.
The client is a lawyer - so I still want to go by with a case for him and demand a couple of dozen legal arguments written out in detail for me to choose from, then I can decide if I’ll pay for one of them