Me: So who will be managing this project? Yourself or your client?
Client: Our client. We don’t want to get involved.
Me: Ok, so should I contact them for the requirements and processes?
Client: No, please don’t contact them. Everything needs to go through us as we need to make sure the client and costs are kept under control.
Me: No problem. That sounds like you’ll be managing this project then.
Client: I suppose it depends on what you mean by “managing”
And to nobody’s surprise, the project was cancelled the next day.