A great one from Clients from Hell

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I love the website Clients from Hell -- been there, done that and the tee-shirt is sitting upstairs on a closet shelf. This one brings back memories when I was doing desktop publishing:
Shades of blue
Client: I don�t like that blue, make it a bit lighter. Just a small bit!

I send the (unchanged) file back to her.

Client: Hmm, ok thats too light, make it a bit darker.

I send the same file - again, unchanged.

Client: Ok just ad a hint of brightness and we�re done!

Again, same file, unchanged.

Client: Perfect! Has anyone told you that you are amazing at what you do?
Heh... I did this sort of stuff back around 1995 through 2000 -- had about $10K invested in color measurement equipment (I am mildly blue/green colorblind) and had these congenital idiots wonderful clients come in and tell me that the color didn't match the sample they brought in. They didn't know that the color of the light greatly affects their perception -- have something under fluorescent light, incandescent and natural sunlight and the perception will be of three different colors. I had a 5,600� K light box for just such 'issues'...

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