I had a meeting with a potential client to review a marketing campaign, and this involved their website.
Client: Our last web designer has left. As you can see, their work was an abomination.
Me: Yeah, it could be a lot better. It will need a redesign as part of what you’ve discussed for the new campaign.
Client: Yep. It’s really disappointing they left – they offered us free changes for a year in their price, which we paid in full and upfront. Serves us right for hiring a college kid, I guess.
After getting the full scope of the work, I give a detailed quote that included the website redesign.
Client: Nice try with the quote! But we caught you!
Client: You try sneaking in a few for the website as well! We’ve already paid for it, so we won’t pay again!
Me: We’ve never worked together before, so we’ve never had any payments from you?
Client: Bulls**t! I know you creative millennials are all leftie-socialist pigs, living your communal lifestyles on the back of hard-working folk like us! We’ve paid you once for the website and like f*** we’re going to pay you again!
Client at this point shows me some Alex-Jones-Infowars inspired news article claiming all socialists have one central bank account that they receive payments into and draw money from.
Me: I don’t think we’re a good fit for each other. I’ll see myself out.