Why I'm sometimes stabby after a day at work

Some of you might wonder why I'm sometimes stabby after a day at work. After all, how hard can it be, making pretty trash, wrangling designers, and drinking coffee?

O my children, you do not know the true horrors. But this cartoon from The Oatmeal, "How a Web Design Goes Straight to Hell," has done the explaining for me.




It continues, here.

Now, consider that at any given time, I manage ~50-100 projects. Now, of course, most of my clients are lovely people who do not do this. Of course. And naturally, making changes comes with the territory. It's just part of the gig. But there's always a couple of clients who are just like this cartoon, and they can ruin my entire week's workload in a 30-second phone call.

This, kids, is why god invented gin & tonic. Which I intend to have as soon as I get home in a few hours.