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PAY OUR BILLS
(1). When a third party is called in (usually your friend) to say the same exact thing you are saying to a long-standing client who no longer trusts your opinion.
“Hey Paul, I’ve hit a wall with one of my clients and I’m going to need you to be the cool uncle for me. Can you write me an email saying that you think it’s a great idea to shut down the website for 30 days to build some mystery around the brand? I think it’s a home run!
Props to Stephan B. for the submission!
(1). Someone who always asks some embarrassing “gotcha” question just before a decision’s about to be made.
“So, we had the prospect on the ropes, ready to sign us up, and his lousy, bomb thrower consultant asks us to walk him through how we pass along our costs to customers. I have no freakin’ idea how we do that! I’m a salesman, not a goddamned accountant!”