I was designing faceplates for a small guitar amplifier company. I delivered the files drawn to every specification the client provided (even though his technical drawings were sloppy and hard to read).
Me: … and here’s the second faceplate.
Client: Awesome! But the first hole looks too far to the right– it should be 0.8 inches away from the side.
Me: It is 0.8 inches from the side.
Client: No, look, the space looks way bigger than that.
Me: Well, if you look at that little box there it shows that the distance between the side and the hole is exactly 0.8".
Client: The space needs to be smaller.
Me: If I make it smaller it won’t line up with the other components. I assure you it fits the technical dimensions you sent me.
Client: I don’t know man, it just looks too wide.
I changed it after a few emails back and forth and him “wondering if I was looking at the right measurement.” He paid in full, and he’s ordering the faceplates today.
I’m expecting an email demanding I change it back in 5, 4, 3, 2….