I am blessed that most of my projects are fun with nice happy home owners as clients. I am proud of all of them and the end result is always a good one where both the client and I are happy.
Recently I did a project that is not residential, the person responsible for the project I discovered day one is a neurotic man, obsessive, and a pessimist. You know the type that keeps asking you the same question over and over again, thinking that you will slip and change what you said before, interrogation style.
After the first meeting I asked him nicely to just let go and have trust especially that whoever is approving the project already saw all the 3D renderings and things are ok, they will get exactly what was approved in the pictures. I reminded him of all the other very successful projects we executed for them (with him not there thank God). To no avail.
Risking sounding like the crazy person designers are thought to be, I told him how we can affect things with our negativity and that he should only look forward to the beautiful end result, basically in “baby” talk I asked him to only have positive thoughts about the whole thing, again, to no avail
Fair enough, LED lights delivery was delayed for 2 weeks (a first I might add), custom wood work was delayed (again a rare occurrence), fabric I chose earlier and reserved was sold by a great salesman and I had to choose new fabrics, shall I go on ? Do you get my point ?
Has this ever happened to you ? Do you believe in this ? Or is this too crazy ?