Years ago, I was young, naive and unemployed. While browsing the graphic design magazines in a book store, an older man approached me.
Client: “I see you look really interested in graphic design. I’m looking to hire a graphic designer.”
Me: “Wow, really? I’m looking for a job right now!”
Client: “Let me get you some information about my company. It’s in my car.”
Me: “Okay!”[Comes back quickly and shows binders and business cards about his cultural institution.]
Client: “Here’s what I do. If that sounds interesting, give me your phone number and we can set up a meeting."
Me: "Yes, I would like that!”
Client: [Calls a few days later] “Let’s meet.”
Me: “Okay. Where should we meet?”
Client: “Let’s meet this Saturday evening at [nightclub/dance club].”
Me: “Umm…that’s a dance club. How am I supposed to bring my portfolio there?”
Client: “Don’t bring your portfolio.”