A client requested I touch up their logo, but all they could provide was a business card with the logo on it. As such, I had it open in Photoshop when the client asked for status update. I took a screenshot of the logo on a transparent background (which appears as a gray and white checkered pattern) before I sent it the client’s way.
Client: This is great! I love the background.
Me: That background’s transparent.
Client: Checkered, transparent, whatever - I like it!
The client liked my creative flair so much that they ended up requesting a checkered transparent background for an advertisement they needed.
Editor’s Note: The client isn’t an awful person, I know. We have a section of the site (sparsely populated!) for stories just like this. I’ll make sure the next story comes from Hitler 2 though.