I set up a basic blog for the client. They asked for something bare bones, but suitable for instant use. After explaining where everything was and how to use it, the client looked confused.
Client: There are no articles… I thought you said this is where the articles would be.
Me: Yes, once they are written they will appear right here.
Client: Well can you make some then?
Me: That’s not really in the scope of what we agreed, but why not. I’ll whip something up.
Shortly thereafter I finished three filler pieces, uploaded them and consulted the client for feedback.
Client: This is excellent! So how often do these appear? Can I adjust it to upload them every day?
Me: You can upload them as soon as you want, or schedule them to post at a specific time.
Client: Wonderful! Set it so there’s a new article every morning after these three run.
Me: Um… I’m not writing any more articles.
Client: Of course not! Just set the blog to.
Me: …Wait. Do you think the blog itself wrote these articles? I did.
Client: What? That’s ridiculous. You were just supposed to program something to do that!
Client: Yes! Like an app or something to create content.
Me: That’s not possible.
Client: Just because you can’t do it doesn’t mean it’s impossible!
Me: You know what, I think you’re right. I must not be as good as I thought.
Client: No kidding! I could’ve saved my money if I knew that from the get-go!
Me: You didn’t pay me anything!
Client: I’m glad I didn’t if this is the quality of work you do!