Why never to ask favors from the Graphic Designers

Story goes :

 

Shannon (the secretary) has lost her cat and has asked David (the graphic designer) to
help with a lost poster. This is their email correspondence…

Read from top to bottom….

 

 

 

From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 9.15am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Poster

 

Hi

I opened the screen door yesterday and my cat got out and has been missing since then so I was
wondering if you are not too busy you could make a poster for me. It has to
be A4 and I will photocopy it and put it around my suburb this afternoon.

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This is the only photo of her I have she answers to the name Missy and is black and white and
about 8 months old. missing on Harper
street and my phone number.

Thanks Shan.

From: David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 9.26am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Poster

 

Dear Shannon,

That is shocking news.

Although I have two clients expecting completed work this afternoon, I will, of course, drop
everything and do whatever it takes to facilitate the speedy return of Missy.

Regards, David.

 

 

From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 9.37am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Poster

 

yeah ok thanks.
I know you don’t like cats but I am really worried about mine. I have
to leave at 1pm today.

 

From:David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 10.17am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

Dear Shannon,

I never said I don’t like cats. Attached poster as requested.

Regards, David.

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From: Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 10.24am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

yeah that’s
not what I was looking for at all. It looks like a movie and how come the photo
of Missy is so small?

 

From: David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 10.28am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

Dear Shannon,

It’s a design
thing. The cat is lost in the negative space.

Regards, David.

 

 

From: Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 10.33am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

That’s just stupid. Can you do it properly please? I am extremely emotional over this and
was up all night in tears. you seem to think it is funny. Can you make the
photo bigger please and fix the text and do it in colour please. Thanks.

 

From: David Thorne

Date: Monday 21 June 2010 10.46am

To: Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

Dear Shannon,

Having worked with designers for a few years now, I would have assumed you understood, despite
our vague suggestions otherwise, we do not welcome constructive criticism. I
don’t come downstairs and tell you how to send text messages, log onto
Facebook and look out of the window. I have amended and attached the poster
as per your instructions.

Regards, David.

 

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From: Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 10.59am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

This is worse than the other one. can you make it so it shows the whole photo of Missy and
delete the stupid text that says missing missy off it? I just want it to say
Lost.

 

 

From: David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 11.14am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

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From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 11.21am

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Poster

 

yeah can you do the poster or not? I just want a photo and the word lost and the telephone number
and when and where she was lost and her name. Not like a movie poster or
anything stupid. I have to leave early today. If it was your cat I would help
you. Thanks.

 

 

From: David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 11.32am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Awww

 

Dear Shannon,

I don’t have a cat.
I once agreed to look after a friend’s cat for a week but after he dropped it
off at my apartment and explained the concept of kitty litter I backed out of our agreement. I have
attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed
instructions.

Regards, David.

 

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From: Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 11.47am

To:David Thorne

Subject: Re:Awww

 

That’s not my cat. where did you get that picture from? That cat is orange. I gave you a
photo of my cat.

 

From: David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 11.58am

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Awww

 

I know, but that
one is cute. As Missy has quite possibly met any one of several violent ends,
it is possible you might get a better cat out of this. If anybody calls and
says “I haven’t seen your orange cat but I did find a black and white
one with its hind legs run over by a car, do you want it?” you can
politely decline and save yourself a costly veterinarian bill.

Regards, David.

 

 

From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.07pm

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

Please just use the
photo I gave you.

 

 

From:David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.22pm

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

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From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.34pm

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

I didn’t say
there was a reward. I don’t have $2000 dollars. What did you even put
that there for? Apart from that it is perfect can you please remove the
reward bit. Thanks Shan.

 

 

From:David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.42pm

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

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From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.51pm

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

Can you just please
take the reward bit off altogether? I have to leave in ten minutes and I
still have to make photocopies of it.

 

 

From:David Thorne

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 12.56pm

To:Shannon Walkley

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Awww

 

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From:Shannon Walkley

Date:Monday 21 June 2010 1.03pm

To:David Thorne

Subject:Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re:
Awww

Fine. That will have to do.

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19 Responses to Why never to ask favors from the Graphic Designers

  1. me

    not funny at all.

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