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Why Never to Ask Favours From the 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 to 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.


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 dont 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.



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June  2010 10.24am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Poster

yeah thats  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

Thats  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.

 


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




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 have  attached the amended version of your poster as per your detailed  instructions.
Regards, David.



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June  2010 11.47am
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Awww

Thats 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



From: Shannon Walkley
Date: Monday 21 June  2010 12.34pm
To: David Thorne
Subject: Re: Re: Re: Re:  Re: Awww

I didnt  say there was a reward. I dont 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



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



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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