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T*G*I*F #1160392
08/16/18 08:10 PM
08/16/18 08:10 PM
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Calera, Oklahoma
gymcandy1 Offline OP
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Stay positive and happy. Work hard and don't give up hope. Be open to criticism and keep learning. Surround yourself with happy, warm and genuine people.

~Tena Desae~
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Absurd Request



Request from a client who worked very closely in designing his website with me, yet still apparently thinks it was delivered from the sky by some omniscient web-stork.

Client: On our site, I’d like to add a map of all our locations nationwide.

Me: Ok, can you send me a database of all the addresses?

Client: I don’t have that. You’ll have to check the website for a list of addresses.

Me: There’s nothing like that on the website.

Client: Quick answer… you didn’t even check.

Me: I don’t need to check because I made the website, and I know nothing like that is on there.

Client: Ok, then see if you can contact the webmaster, they will know.

Me: I AM the webmaster… remember last year, when we made this site together, using information you provided?

Client: So you have no idea and you’re not even going to try to find out. Well, that’s very disappointing.

Me: How do you expect me to know the locations of your business when you, the boss, do not?

Client: That isn’t my job.

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I’d been working on a few illustrations for a client for a clothing line of graphic tees. The theme of the line was iconic cities of our state. We began discussing an idea for a notorious tourist-trap beach town, and I submitted a concept to him.

Me: Here’s my idea for the beach shirt.

Client: I’m not really a fan… I think I want this one to be nautically themed. Like old illustrations and symbols of fishing and sailing.

Me: Okay… this city isn’t really known for that, but I’ll do my best.

I submit a new design to him per his specifications.

Client: I don’t like this at all. It doesn’t reflect the city very well.

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"The CEO tried to view the new website with the built-in browser in his Tesla and it didn’t display correctly. Please fix for all Teslas."

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"Is it ok if I get a drawing for free after you finish this 1 please? Can I please get a buy 1 get 1 free deal?"

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I’m working with a client who says they’ve “done design” and act like they know more about it than I do. Today, while looking at a design for a pamphlet:

Client: This logo on the back – I know it’s our partner’s logo but can we change the color? It doesn’t fit with our pamphlet.

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Client: Hey, we looked up the name we were going to use and a lot of other tech companies already have that name. Just use this fake name in all the presentation materials until we decide on our new actual name.

There is so much wrong with this I don’t even know where to start.

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I’m currently working with a regular client who sends me work to ghostwrite five days a week. Occasionally, he is a bit unusual with his requests.

Client: You didn’t put in the keywords for these two articles

Me: Yes, they’re slightly altered for grammar and spelling but they’re there.

Client: They’re altered because you did not highlight them and now the editor changed them. Change them back and highlight them.

Me: I’m happy to do that but they’ll be grammatically incorrect again.

Client: That’s fine. Thanks.

FYI, I absolutely must include the keywords as they’re sent to me, regardless of the way they’re sent, and the editor will often alter them afterwards. A well-written and edited article was suddenly filled with three separate instances of grammatical errors.

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Client: (via email) Wondering if this link is available and active.

I click the link. It takes me to the page, which is working and functional.

Me: Yes, this link is both available and active.

Client: Great, thanks for checking that.

Me internally: Did you seriously just SEND ME AN EMAIL to ask me to click a link for you?

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I’m a senior copywriter in an in-house marketing department.

Client: We need you to write website pages for these suites of programs.

Me: OK, can I get some guidance here so we don’t run into problems later? Can I see a design so I know what copy is needed and the general structure? Are there specific features of the program the brand team wants to mention? Etc.

Client: You’re a senior copywriter, I expect you to know this stuff.

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Client: Hey, we are interested in getting a quote for your services.

Me: Great! What services are you looking for?

Client: Before we talk about any of that, how much will your services cost?

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I shot a “tour” video of a hotel designed to show potential guests the facilities, accommodation etc. The star of the video was the CEO.

Once the filming and editing where complete, she asked me to do a few things in “post”:

Client: Could you make the bed in the background? It looks messy. Also, I really wish I hadn’t worn that cardigan. Can you take it off and just have my dress?

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Yes sir, the customer is always right. wink


Good morning everyboomie. wave2


It's FRIDAY!!! hamster


Good thing too cause Thursday was long and boring. We hit 98 degrees and I didn't feel like doing much of anything. razz


Friday is supposed to be a few degrees cooler. rolleyes


I'd better break out the long johns. snicker


Other than that.....Friday will most likely be much too much the same as Thursday. rolleyes


Maybe I'll enroll in that Barbecuing With Road Kill class over at the casino. dance


Sounds like a good to kill time. hamster


Have a happy day everyone.


joe




Last edited by gymcandy1; 08/16/18 08:14 PM.

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Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160395
08/16/18 09:11 PM
08/16/18 09:11 PM
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Happy Friday Joe! I see plenty of roadkill every day, you'd never have to buy meat again! lol

I've been under the weather the last couple days and it sure makes work difficult. I hope I wake up feeling better tomorrow.

Have a happy day all!


Don't feed the Trolls
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160396
08/16/18 09:15 PM
08/16/18 09:15 PM
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Marlborough USA
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Good morning Joe, Ana and everyone. Joe maybe heading is in the near future for you? Ana I hope you feel better. Take care. Coffee and tea are ready.
Wishing you all a Great Friday! wave wave


Gerry
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160400
08/16/18 11:33 PM
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I worked today, so I didn't have a chance to play Unavowed, but I did have a chance to play it Tuesday. It's hard for me to play it on days that I work. I got home so late last night that I didn't even have a chance to post.

I might be able to play the game tomorrow, since I don't work. I had to park Abnaxus far away when I got home. The only comfort was when I got in the car to leave work, I could have sworn I heard, "Enter honored guest, and I would have been with you presently." lol Obviously, Abnaxus has been playing The Longest Journey again. grin


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160406
08/17/18 03:13 AM
08/17/18 03:13 AM
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Arcadia (twin world of Stark)
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Stay warm, Joe. lol

Hope you feel better soon, Ana!!

Have a great Friday also, Gerry.

Hope you get some gaming time today, Thorsgoats. Glad to see your car is quoting Abnaxus from the game. lol

Looks like I fell asleep in the chair with the light on. slapforehead Time to go back to my bed for a few more hours of sleep. woozy I have a voice lesson to prepare for today. thumbsup

Have a great Friday, everyone. summer


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160415
08/17/18 05:37 AM
08/17/18 05:37 AM
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Marlborough USA
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Thorsgoats I'll bet your Abnaxus will be happy not to have to go to work today! car Venus good luck with the voice lesson. thumbsup Enjoy the day everyone! wave wave


Gerry
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160420
08/17/18 07:33 AM
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winter springs fl.
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Good morning everyone, have a Super TGIF. Shopping, Squish test, and Karaoke at Hacienda tonight. Ana, I hope you are feeling better today. Danish, Eggs, Grits, Hash Browns, BB Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage, and French Toast in the NC. summer


Connie
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160451
08/17/18 12:25 PM
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My voice lesson was postponed until Sunday. Looks like today is going to be a gaming day. happydance


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160460
08/17/18 01:17 PM
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Alabama
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Fantastic Friday ya'll puppy

Welcome to the weekend! Boys will be here this afternoon. Son made the birthday cake this morning...his first time baking a cake.

I'm going to go WoW it up a bit.

Have a great day wavegirl


"Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."
-Roger Caras
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160476
08/17/18 09:25 PM
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Venus, I'm about to start the game soon.

Kaki's Sister, yes even though he didn't get to say his line today. grin


"Is there anybody there? Am I alone . . . in this place? Can you see me? Can you hear me? SHOW me you are here!"
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160481
08/17/18 11:27 PM
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98...wow Joe that's hot all right...hope it cools down for you

Ana...get better thoughts and a prayer headed your way

Have fun gaming Thosgoat

Hope you got some good sleep Venus...and gaming today

It's late Gerry and Connie, sho just a cup of herbal tea tonight please

WoW L4L hearts

Crazy day at work today but got tho game with WOM tonight so all is good

Good night all

sleep


Dan
To learn, read...To know, write...To master, teach...To live, play games & listen to whale music
Stay Smart & Stay Safe
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160484
08/17/18 11:56 PM
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Nighty Night all...


Don't feed the Trolls
Re: T*G*I*F [Re: gymcandy1] #1160488
08/18/18 01:17 AM
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Good night, everyone. sleep


Interrogator: [True or false?] All mangoes are golden. Nothing golden is cheap. Conclusion - all mangoes are cheap.

Helena: Where are these mangoes?
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