For those of you just visiting the site, this is the third post in what I affectionately refer to as my "Idiot Series". Chances are, if you do anything that requires that you deal with people then you've ran across a couple of "idiots."
As a freelancer or even as an inhouse designer working with other departments or personnel it's very easy to get discouraged when your client just doesn't seem to "get it". You know the ones I'm talking about. They come in and they want you, the designer, to create something for them. Then, instead of letting you help them to achieve visual greatness, they want to continue adding elements, tweaking things or making changes.