The client wanted an advertising
poster done by the 1st of May. I had informed them in advance that I would be
gone on holiday in the 1st week of April. This is the phone call I
received the evening before I was to depart with still a lot of preparation for
the trip that needed to be done.
Client: Listen, you have to help me. There’s been a mistake. The poster has
to be finished by Tuesday.
Me: What happened to the 1st of May?
Client: Yeah, you see, I sort of misread my boss’ intentions. Apparently it
has to be printed and distributed on that date.
Me: I’m afraid I’ll be on a holiday until Friday, starting from
tomorrow morning. I told you this in advance.
Client: Yeah, I know. But it’s not as if you have a stressful job right? I
mean, it’s just making some illustrations and adding some text. You could
easily do that by the pool or at some
table by the bar. If my boss finds out about this mistake I will have a
very stressful job.