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Jul 25, 2011 3:18 pmadmitting when you're wrong#

Paul Finkelstein
from clientsfromhell.com ....


CLIENT: I want the background color to be bright and white.

ME: The current background color is #FFFFFF. It’s as white as I can make it.

CLIENT: No! I’m telling you, it can be whiter!

-After a (hour-long) discussion over the phone, she sent me a powerpoint file with a picture of a cloud with a red arrow pointing to the part of the cloud that was the appropriate “white” color.

-I used a color picker and sure enough, it was #FFFFFF.

-I told her I made the appropriate changes.

CLIENT: Thank you! Is it so hard to admit when you’re wrong?

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Jul 25, 2011 3:37 pmadmitting when you're wrong:#

Mike Fesler BizHarmony
You weren’t wrong.
You were just mistaken.;-)


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Jul 25, 2011 3:38 pmre: admitting when you're wrong#

Jegajothy Vythilingam
Reminds me of my old Boss. He told his men servant, Ismail, to press his suit - it was winter. Ismail was always bullied and harrassed. Feeling sorry for Ismail, I informed him that I would press the suit while he goes and does all the other chores for the Boss. I just hung the suit over the old fashioned heater radiator and returned to him. The Boss was full of praise for Ismail for doing what he was told and that too an excellent job at it.
One has just to use one's imagination and sometimes it looks like trickery but it just cannot be avoided. Instead of being made a fool as though we do not have brains of our own.

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Jul 25, 2011 7:55 pmre: admitting when you're wrong#

Matt West
Hi Paul,
I got several chuckles out of that!
All I can do is laugh after that exchange!
Thanks for the post,

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Jul 25, 2011 8:45 pmre: re: admitting when you're wrong#

Matt West
Thanks Jegajothy,
I enjoyed the ironic exasperation, frustration of this story.

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