It was a hectic Wednesday. We had a couple of client briefs to crack (briefs, as in the problem statement, not the underwear) and it was already 7 pm. Accounts Manager, AB drops by our table and announces that he’s got two meetings lined up for us the next day. Which meant that we had to ideate and prepare a presentation from scratch.
*Us, as in the creative team*
AB: So there are two more meetings lined up for tomorrow!
Me: What? Why?
AB: We’ve a lingerie client and an e-commerce client on our radar now!
Me: Dude! It’s 7 pm, we had just cracked five client briefs and my head hurts now.
AB: C’mon man! The meeting is tomorrow!
Me: My point exactly! We’ve already have three meetings scheduled for tomorrow and two for the day after tomorrow! And you happened to add two more meetings for tomorrow, without even asking us. How are we going to prepare?
AB: Look! I understand, but I’ve been chasing these clients for a while now and tomorrow is the only day, that they are free.
AB: I don’t know! Pull a late-nighter with the team and come with something. It’s lingerie man!
Me: You know what’s a better solution?
Me: Re-schedule the client meetings!
AB: No way! Tomorrow is the only slot that I’ve got free and besides the client might say no to re-scheduling.
Me: How about you MAKE them take a no for an answer?
AB: Errrr…. What?
Me: The power of no, man! Make them take a NO for an answer! It works wonders!
AB: You’re joking right?
Me: No man! Totally serious!
Me: You’re the one who asked for it!