These Client Stories Will Make You Cry With Laughter
Nigntmare clients. I didn’t sign up for that when I decided to be a creative freelancer. But I guess it comes with the job.
In realtime, clients can make me cry. In retrospect – they make me cry with laugher.
ClientsFromHell is a super-duper-funny website that is curating stories about… well you guessed it – about clients from hell.
We asked their permission, and they loved that idea – that we will share here some of the funniest client stories we’ve found there. You gonna love it, trust me.
Free or what?
After sending two invoices for payment, I sent another and called the client when the receipt that they had received it came back.
CLIENT: Why are you calling me?
ME: You haven’t paid and this is the third invoice I’ve sent.
CLIENT: It’s even more than the last one!
ME: Yes. The contract you signed stated that I would add a late fee for payment.
CLIENT: You mean I have to actually pay you? I thought you were joking!
ME: What on earth made you think that?
CLIENT: You’re a freelancer!
CLIENT: Well, you work for free! If you were supposed to be paid, you’d be called a paidlancer or something!
The client is always right
CLIENT: I’m not too sure about the blue…
ME: Actually, that’s green.
CLIENT: Who’s the client?
CLIENT: And what color is it?
CLIENT: Right. Now let me see what other shades of blue we have.
We settled on pine-tree ”blue.”
Client: Can we change the heading font to more acrylic?
Client: Can we change it to more of an acrylic style font? You know, like slantways.
Me: Oh, you mean italic?
Client: No, I think its acrylic, please don’t correct me again. The slanty-‘i’ in word, you know. For acrylic.
The sound of racism
CLIENT: “I don’t mean to sound racist, but…”
ME: “But what?”
CLIENT: “But the site is too black.”
ME: “Like, literally too black?”
CLIENT: “Yes. The background is too black.”
ME: “That’s not racist. That has nothing to do with race.”
CLIENT: “Phew. I can never tell with you black people, what’s offensive and what’s not.”
ME: “I’m actually Lebanese. And, yeah, that one might be a bit racist.”
Head to the Clients From Hell website for more stories that will make you cry with laughter.
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