I had a prospective client asking me if I could help him rewrite some content on his website. After a couple of messages, he sends me the file. However, considering I’m in the middle of a 2,000-word article, I wait until I am done with the article before returning to his message and open the file.
I tried opening the file and my computer flags the file as being corrupted. I cannot open the file. So, I write the prospective buyer back, apologizing for the delay as I was working on another project that had to be dealt with and I let him know that I was having problems with the file, with my computer saying it was corrupted.
He writes back, saying “Just say I don’t want this work.”
DO WHAT?!!! How in the world do you get that from the file is corrupted? Instead of saying, sorry let’s try another way like Notepad or something, he automatically assumes I just don’t want to work on his file.
Wish I could open it but now glad I can’t.
I wrote him back saying this, Why would you think that? I tried to open the file and my computer is telling me the file is corrupted. I can NOT open the file. However, if you feel that I am lying, then perhaps we’re not a good match. But, I’m not.
You know what they say about ASSumptions.