A client demanded a design of a product catalogue. He didn’t have a clear idea of what the contents would be like and just asked for a simple template to be made so he could edit himself later on.
He didn’t like the first design draft at all and wrote a long list of detailed revisions to be made. Most of them were really bad but I followed them to the letter.
Me: I have to remind you that after doing the revisions that you gave me any changes to the style or content will be counted as another revision, you’re sure you asked me everything you wanted to change?
Client: Yeah, just make sure you do everything I said.
After sending the revised design:
Client: Come on, are you even trying at all? This look like shit! Your first draft is better than this!
Me: I just followed your detailed instructions, I can send you the screenshot as proof.
Client: Yeah but you’re supposed to make it look better, not worse! I won’t take this as a revision until you make it look better than before!