I started a call with a client, but they were clearly FUMING.
Me: Is everything okay?
Client: (clearly angry) Yeah, I’m fine, it’s just… I hate Twitter.
It turns out he’d gotten into a bit of a Twitter feud in the last two hours. I looked it up – he posted something that was wrong, and someone (a woman) corrected him without malice or condescension. Then he SNAPPED at her and invoked the fury of the Twitter mob.
Client: I swear, it’s like you can’t say anything anymore!
Some context: his revisions have all been angry, condescending, and presented as if I should know better. He has never once tried to spare my feelings when making requests. And the moment someone told him he was wrong on the internet, he lost his every-loving sh**.
I think I’ll be sunsetting this one sooner rather than later.