A client wanted me to design a Super Sixteen birthday party for her autistic, anime-loving son. I was excited to help suck a great cause, so I submitted a full-on anime proposal with activities, decor, entertainment and refreshments.
Client: I want the kids to bring gifts to donate to a charity for abused and neglected children.
Me: Great, okay!
Client: And I think we should invite the abused/neglected kids to the party.
Me: Okay, but they’re going to range from toddlers to teens.
Client: The party invitations need to say that the dress code is black tie.
Me: The abused/neglected kids probably aren’t going to have access to that kind of clothing, and they might feel out of place if everyone else is dressed up.
Client: Oh, and since the party is in December, I want the color scheme to be red and green. You didn’t have any holiday decor in your proposal, and I want christmas decorations everywhere.
Me: Your deposit refund is in the mail.