37. This Ain’t Fiverr
“In high school bio, as a final project, we (in groups) had to create a Bill Nye-style informative video on a unit previously covered in class.
My group was done recording and I just had to do the editing (transitions, effects, titles, etc.). And anyone who has ever done any type of movie or trailer knows that post-production is twice the time and effort as shooting.
So there I am: just finished and submitted onto YouTube and this guy who’s been calling me names all year comes up to me and asks, ‘Hey man can you do my video editing because I don’t how to do it?’
I told him ‘No.’ Then he proceeded to offer me $5 for a week’s worth of headaches and work. I just walked off without saying anything. A satisfying silence ensued.”