I recently started a side gig making miniature terrain pieces. The client I was working with has experience doing the same thing but hired me as he didn’t have time to do it himself.
Me: So I’m going to do this part with the guided cutter so its easier to install the decorative pieces.
Client: It’s not necessary to use the guided cutter for everything, just use the handheld piece so it looks more natural.
Me: Okay, but It’s not going to look as nice
I then sent the test piece of the horrible result to get confirmation before moving on. Which he did. So I sent the test piece again with the decorative pieces (showing just how bad it looked).
Client: Perfect. Go ahead and finish them up.
The next day, after I’d already started painting;
Client: These cuts look horrible! which tool did you use for them!?
Me: The handheld cutter, like you asked me to.
Client: Why did you do that?! The cuts aren’t clean at all!
Me: Yes, that’s why I wanted to use the guided cutter.
Client: You should have just used a knife!
The space wasn’t big enough to fit the knife…
And to top the whole thing off. The client was my dad. Who taught me how to do this job.