Me: Ok, so you’d be supplying all the content for the site? Copy, photos etc?
Client: Yes, sure. As I take the photos I’ll download them onto a USB drive and you can come fetch that from me and bring it back again so I can transfer the latest batch onto it.
Me: Um, why can’t we email the content?
Client: No, it’s much easier for me if you collect a USB drive.
Me: I’m sorry, but I don’t have time to drive 30 minutes to you for a USB when these can be emailed.
Client: But this is what I’d be paying for.
Me: I’m a designer, not a courier.
Client: Well, I don’t think I’m being unreasonable with this request.
Me: You’re welcome to drop off the USB yourself then.
Client: Oh no, my time’s too valuable for that. You have to come collect it.
It was at this point I knew I would be emailing them later that day to decline the project.