February 10, 2006
This is one of the funniest and saddest things I’ve read in a while. I cannot tell you how many things I could contribute to the site- both from my freelance jobs and the clients I deal with in my day job. It’s frightening!
For example, there was this lady, who claimed that she had never been to a website that scrolled. Yeah. I don’t even know.
Then there was a woman at my day job who spent 2 hours SCREAMING at me on the phone because she was too freaking stupid to use the editor in the mail program we set up for her. It is EXACTLY like using Word and it was not my fault, why yell at me? She had me so frazzled that I ended up crying when I hung up the phone (not my proudest work moment, as I work with almost all guys and felt like an ass for crying)
And now I’m working with a guy who is in this HUGE hurry (since October) but still has yet to approve any of the three designs I’ve created OR give me any feedback what-so-ever on them. He just keeps sending me new links for sites he ‘likes’ (without saying specifically WHAT he likes about them, even when I ask) The best one was a few weeks ago, he sent me a link to a new site, I spent the weekend creating a new design for him. He emailed back, said he really liked it and was going to show it to some ‘important people’ and get back to me. Two weeks passed. Then I get an email from him that says ‘So did you get a chance to look at the site yet?’ and below is the link to the site that I based my last design on (the one he said he liked) ?!?!?! WTF??!??! I think he might be on crack. I emailed him back (including a copy of our previous correspondence about the last design) and told him that yes, I had looked at the site and created a design which he said he had seen, if he provides some specific feedback on it or approves it (attached file: approval form to fax back to me) He responded and said ‘oh okay, yeah we need to get moving on this, I’ll take a look.’ That was 2 or 3 weeks ago. Still I wait.
People freaking crack me up. I seriously think I might end up in the nuthouse from working with people like this all the time. !!!!