Depends on the coffee. I can't stand Coffee Shop type coffees, like from StarBucks or Dunkin Donuts.
On that note, my sis-in-law was in NYC for a week last month. Her biggest complaint? She couldn't find a decent cup of coffee all week. Well that and her BF booked their flight with a transfer in San Francisco. Hello flight delays!
It's ironic, because NYC basically invented the cheap black coffee on the street for under a dollar.
IDrownFish of the Seven Seas wrote:
Well that and her BF booked their flight with a transfer in San Francisco. Hello flight delays!
Wait, they flew to San Francisco all the way to New York? Where are they from? Somewhere in California?
Most of the west coast flies through SFO or LAX to get to the east coast unless you fly with Alaska Airlines or United, then you generally go through ORD (Chicago), or DEN (Denver).
Yes, I've flown way too much. I'm in the hundreds of thousands of miles flown and I'm only 27.
His Excellency Aethien wrote:
GRMBL. Mother@#%^ing clients.
I got an email today that stated that the photo I used in one of the flyers I made them was "totally unacceptable". They sent it to me as the photo I HAD to use.
First they send me about a thousand pics to sort through wanting em to use positive, happy photos. Then the photos I pick make people look "too handicapped", the flyers are for a non profit organization who provide day care/jobs for mentally handicapped people, they want to advertise their stuff to mentally handicapped people and their parents but the people in the flyers can not look mentally handicapped (But perfectly happy)? Then they send me pics I have to use and when I use them I get told that some of those photos are totally unacceptable... WTF GUYS, ARE YOU RETARDED!?
Also endless new versions of text and even after a dozen revises and checks I STILL had to correct basic spelling and grammar mistakes. Yes, I used retarded on purpose there. They deserve it.
Edit: this is for Diglett Edited, Apr 4th 2012 8:58pm by Aethien
Clients are like that. I'm lucky in that most of my clients know my family (or at least my dad), so they can't act ridiculous. I set up in my first meeting with them their expectations, write it down in the contract I have them sign (which is legally binding), and if they choose to break it, I still get paid for my time.
Especially when it's art-involved, make sure they know that you know more than they ever will on the subject and explain your reasoning fully. Set up what their expectations should be and provide a paper trail that you can go back and point at when they're like "THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAID WE'D GET" and say, "uh yeah, in this email I said ______ and that's what you've got".
It's funny when you get litigious with clients, all of a sudden they calm down and act very professionally instead of acting like they have a telephone pole up their ass.