Clueless Client ...

Ah, it's been a thoroughly busy day and to top it all off, I have clients who just gets on my nerves and are totally clueless!!! I just got back from a meeting where I almost strangled my client for her lack of brains!!! Arggghhhh, I'm still seething from the encounter. I think I need to go for a nice long run after work to release the stress.

I have this client (one of my regulars) who called me on Monday and said they needed a company profile done real FAST and that they need it today. First of all, they give me 2 whole days to come up with a concept for them, then they provide me with absolutely next to nothing in information and they harp on the fact that I have a whole 2 days to get it done. Why thank you very much. Whoopee ...

But then, working under stress is my forte ... hehehe ... In fact the 2 days was plenty enough time to get it done, I even procrastinated and waited until yesterday to get it done ... hehehe ... Ok, never mind, I managed to get it done, wrote the blooming copy myself, came up with the concept myself and got everything ready for my presentation to them this afternoon.

So, there I went, drove all the way to their place which was kinda far, then had to wait for them, they were late, which is always normal and then during the presentation they say, that's not really what we wanted. We actually wanted something more in the line of a marketing kit!

'WHY THE HELL DIDN'T YOU SAY SO IN THE FIRST PLACE.'

And then they have the cheek to tell me that they thought I knew what they wanted when they called on Monday to brief me. Oh yeah, I'm a mind reader, didn't they know that? I can tell what people need even before they open their mouths. Idiots! That's what they are. Which part of Company Profile sounds like Marketing Kit? If they wanted a Marketing Kit, they should have just said so, and not tell me to work on a Company Profile and when I start my presentation, they say that's not what we wanted.

Trust me, I was on the verge of climbing on the conference table and reaching out to strangle that woman! Actually there were 5 of them, the others were okay. It was only with this good for nothing Senior Manager of Marketing who thinks I'm clairvoyant or something. What a waste of 2 days last minute hard (well, not really) work. I'm still so pent up with rage I'd kick something if I wasn't so afraid of pain that came along with it.

Thank god for blogs where I can scream my mind and heart out for the whole world to see ... LOL! Looks like it's going to be another busy couple of days for me to get that Marketing Kit done for them. Hopefully they don't say they actually needed an Annual Report this time. Hmmm, maybe I should do an Annual Report as well, just in case. But that would mean I have to go ask my boss to get an external hard drive cos I'm seriously running out of disc space seeing as how I have useless clients who make me do triple work and use up valuable storage space.

There, now I'm at peace with myself after venting my frustrations out. Hope you all had a good time reading it, somehow I doubt it ... LOL!

10 weird comments:

Ratu Syura said...

I could just imagine you doing an "Ally McBeal"; strangling your client with all fours on the conference table while everyone's tryna hold you back.. Then suddenly, "Helloo?? Helloo!!? Back to the presentation??!!"

LOL!!!

Nick Phillips said...

Ratu Syura ... LOL! yeah, I guess that would have been a good scene now wouldn't it ... hehehe

sweetiepie said...

The customer is always right... who the bloody hell came up with that stoopid phrase??

Spiff said...

Sweetiepie, yeah, when you find the person who came up with that phrase, make sure you call me and I'll come over and pound his/head into pulp! LOL!

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

LOL!! I was supposed to comment on your post but reading all your comments just made me burst into laughter!! You guys are so funny!! LOL!!

WaterLearner said...

Part and parcel of working life dude. From the way you blogged about it, I think you are taking it pretty cool though. Good luck on that kit.

Spiff said...

Choc Mint Girl, LOL! glad you got a good laugh out of this cos I did :)

Spiff said...

Waterlearner, Oh, I'm cool about it now and can even laugh about it ... LOL!

Choc Mint Girl @ Crystal said...

Hey, Nick @ Spiff! I have something for you. Oh, I like your blog that's why...he he he...

Friendship Award

Spiff said...

Choc Mint Girl, thanx for the tag and for liking my crazy blog :D Hope to see you around these parts more often.