LOL! No. It's totally legitimate. A text enquiry out of the blue. He has his number on his web-site.
Just got off the phone to him and he told me that between getting the first text and him replying the next day, the person had called him at 5.30 am waking him up as he checked the number against the text. He didn't answer it as he didn't recognise the number.
Can you just imagine if he'd agreed to work for them?
You're not wrong though. I'd pay to see that. "Use the walls!" I could imagine him rocking up to paint a kids bedroom to find a stereotypical shave head, tattoos, can of 'Wife Beater', pit bull type person.
Edit. Shouldn't stereotype. He's probably a lovely person......NOT!
Analysis Client probably suffers from RS ( rejection sensitivity disorder) a disposition of anxious expectation, ready perception and overreaction to rejection . Having a sense of entitlement on behalf of his child combined with the designers lack of willingness to drop everything for the honour bestowed on him to support client in meeting the needs of his narcissistic off-spring would understandably trigger rage in such an individual. Not to mention, ego- injury based on the perception the designer indicated that client was in some way stupid?
I was in Bury last weekend checking out their famous market. There's a bloke in a little van selling potatoes. Not jacket potatoes. New potatoes. Just boiled. Covered in butter. He had a queue a mile long and I was constantly seeing people walking around eating from their plastic tray of spuds.
Does that seem like a weird thing to sell to anyone else?
People buy tubs of hot sweetcorn with butter on top which just seems weird to me, but apparently, my idea for selling Yorkshire puds with a choice of meat on the streets doesn't fly anywhere outside of Yorkshire.