“We meant to do that” and other random quotes

I’m not sure why, but it always amazes me that people cannot simply accept the knowledge of others, or even better, perhaps thank them for sharing that useful intellectual property.  Everyday, especially when speaking to small clients, you hear funny little quotes; most of them tied to an odd sort of defense mechanism than anything else.  Here are some fun examples I thought I would share: 

1. “We meant to do that” – a response when we pointed out that a site a client built (who claims to do web development on the higher end levels) wasn’t visible in Google.

2. “We have too much business” – their continued rebuttal which I found incredibly odd in general, but especially in a down economy. I’ll be sure to check back in with them in 3 months.

3. “We didn’t have any business in January, so we are not going to do any advertising in February” – well, you can see where the flaw is in this one if you know about my rants, but more importantly, the client was on vacation all of January so his phones were not answered. You know how I feel about that.

4. “The internet has only been around for 10 years.” This came from a guy who sells interactive advertising.

5. “There’s not a whole lot of people using the Internet yet.” Self explanatory.

6. “I don’t think we should deal in that social media stuff.” – This from someone who has no ranking in Google for his own name, but there are over 10,000 NEGATIVE posts ABOUT him in Google. 

Got anymore? Share them here!

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One Response to ““We meant to do that” and other random quotes”

  1. Alicia Moura Says:

    How about,” Well, see, we specialize in helping clients grow their business. And the thing is, we see that 90% of clients are either growing or their business is shrinking. There aren’t a lot that are just maintaining.”

    Hmmm, ever seen a bell curve, dude? Yeah, that’s not exactly rocket science. Won’t change my life…unlike PR in a Jar. That book rocks. Shall we move onto you giving me a lecture about the 80/20 rule now?

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