Years ago, a client phoned me to come in and talk to him about some posters and print ads I was designing for him. He asked if I was available now, and while it was a bit of a hassle to go talk to him there were a few things that I wanted to get his opinion on so I agreed.
When I showed up, he was the only person in his store:
Client: Oh, you’re here! Hey, I need to run out for a second and my employee called in sick at the last second. Can you just watch the till while I’m out? I’ll just be five minute.
He was sixteen minutes. Luckily, nobody came in while he was out.
He didn’t admit that this was the only reason why he wanted to meet, but I knew.