The following exchange happened between me and a potential client. It should be noted the potential client does not have any graphic design experience.
Client: What do you use for design software?
Me: Depending on the project either Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator.
Client: Is that a subscription service or do you buy the software?
Me: I paid for the software like five years ago. Wasn’t cheap.
Client: Is there any way you could make a copy of it?
Me: What do you need it for?
Client: I’m looking to do my own lettering for this project of mine. I had a falling out with my former graphics guy.
Me: You do realize that you’re asking me to pirate a copy of software I make my living on so that you can do the kind of work I get paid to do, right?
Client: No offense. I’m just tired of settling for what I can get other people to do and I keep asking for changes and can never get them to do it. Never mind, for what little I’m going to do, I’ll just handle this myself.