I did once have a guy from North Africa selling cigars out of his own factory. All fine and unremarkable, except he had horrible English and his brand was a rip-off of a famous Cuban cigar brand (logo, everything). Took about 20 revisions (specifically dictated by him and his English, I was not allowed to make changes…), each declining in quality, until it was ‘perfect’.
That was fun. He’s hoping to launch in the USA - I really can’t see how that’s going to work myself, but that’s not my problem!
Most people are normal though. I tend to forget about them unless they’re exceptionally bad.
EDIT: forgot to mention, there was also someone last week who ordered my website copywriting gig with an awful brief that basically said… well, let me show you.
Our website is [redacted]
I need it revised in a modern & sophisticated way.
Some of the things to be included:
Black/white/grey & bright orange colors.
A click to call for estimates.
An appointment calendar.
We serve the [location]
Now, that’s a horrible brief for a designer/web dev I’ll bet as well. That was inevitably cancelled - possibly my first one of the year. I couldn’t figure out why someone could so effortlessly drop that much money into something that was completely not what is offered in the Gig and explicitly rejected in the FAQ.
So yes, the more I think about it, there are meksell buyers there are on Fiverr. Having more money does not wash away the meksell.