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Clients From Hell, a collection of anonymously contributed client horror stories from designers, is excellent.
Here’s one of today’s offering:

Client: “I googled my name and there is some nasty stuff about me on the Internet. There is this guy saying in his blog that I am an idiot. I want you to remove that blog and block the Internet if they write shit about me.”
Us: “We cannot do that.”
Client: “Well, get someone else to do it then. I want every nasty stuff about me removed from the Internet today, and make sure nobody can write bad things about me. I want you to control the Internet.”
Us: “We can’t control it and neither can you.”
Client: “Right, if you won’t do it I’ll find someone who will.”
Us: “Good luck, let us know if you succeed.”

Wow, I love stories like this. It really puts whatever struggles I might be having with a client into perspective.

About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. Today—after working for seven agencies in five states—I am now head of brand strategy and creative direction at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.