I’m a webmaster and I’ve been working as a
freelancer for almost ten years, making and managing websites for companies of
various sizes. I made a portfolio site for an artist
friend of mine, but never published it because she never gave me the content
for the site. Since this was a favor (she paid me for hosting but not for the
design), the project was on the backburner for me, but after a few months I
remembered it and gave her a nudge to send me something so we could get it up
Me: Hi! We should really get your site together. Please send me what you’d like to display in your portfolio.
Client: Great! Thanks for reminding me to jump on this. I have been thinking,
though – if you die, who is going to run my website?
Me: Well, to be honest, I wasn’t planning on dying any time soon.
Client: Phew, thank goodness.
For the record: I’m fairly young, and in good health. But I guess artists have to concern themselves with existential problems.