I'm currently dealing with a client from hell. Basically she's the reason why they invented the word "bitch" because nobody embodies the word better than she does. Unfortunately her company is one of our big clients, so I have no choice but to put up with her antics, especially in this economy, even though I just want to reach across the phone or computer screen to slap her every time I communicate with her.
She thinks she's the shit and knows everything, but she's really not that smart. Sometimes I wonder why she even bothers hiring outside counsel when at the end, no matter what we say, she goes her own way. For this particular transaction, she's basically paying a six-figure bill to have a bunch of lawyers follow her orders and the privilege of being rude to them.
The bitch just emailed me to inform me that she wants to have a discussion with me tomorrow a.m. -- and by a.m., she meant her a.m., and she's in freakin' Europe, meaning that I have to get up at crack of dawn to have the privilege of speaking to her on the phone. And I don't know what is there to "discuss" because the word "listen" does not exist in her vocabulary. Every time we have a phone conference, we'd offer our advice, but she'd just cut us off and ramble on with her own ideas; when she's done talking, she'd hang up before we could even respond.
Clearly she doesn't need lawyers, she needs doctors.