The following occurred during conversation in Gmail. I’m currently contracted to this client on a project unrelated to this conversation.
Client: Hey, do you think you could design a website for me?
Me: If you email me the information, I can let you know.
The client didn’t respond to the instant message and he never emailed me. I forgot about it.
A couple weeks later, he fired me from our current project, stating:
Client: You blew me off by asking me to email you the information. And you were rude enough not to follow up.