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What the Customer Actually Wanted

Posted by Michael D Jensen on November 3rd, 2007

What the Customer Actually Wanted

47 comments Visited 89594 times November 3rd, 2007 Michael D Jensen

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    47 Comments Add your own

    • 1. Matt McGee  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 4:55 pm

      Now THAT is pure brilliance! Where’d you get it, Michael?

    • 2. Matt McGee  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 4:59 pm

      I had to put this on Sphinn:

      http://sphinn.com/story/12347

    • 3. inkode  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 10:08 pm

      Lol thats wicked definitely bookmarking that!

    • 4. A Blog about Nothing  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 11:06 pm

      Excellent! Absolutely true and hilarious.

    • 5. Michael D Jensen  |  November 3rd, 2007 at 11:46 pm

      @Matt – Funny enough, I have a friend that sends me countless FWD emails every day, but there are always some gems, and this was one of them. I couldn’t find any attribution or anything, but it is pure brilliance. I crack up every time I read it again.

      Thanks for sphinning it!

    • 6. Caroline’s Favourit&hellip  |  November 4th, 2007 at 7:17 am

      [...] [8] What the Customer Actually Wanted (Funny Pic) – If you have any background in marketing or software development you’ll find this highly amusing. If not, you’ll probably just think that it’s a weird cartoon! [...]

    • 7. Patrick Schaber  |  November 4th, 2007 at 7:25 am

      That is classic, Michael! Thanks for posting that.

    • 8. Barry Welford  |  November 4th, 2007 at 9:34 am

      An oldie but a goodie. This is a very much improved version. Congratulations.

    • 9. Arnie  |  November 4th, 2007 at 10:59 am

      Imagine how many years that has been true. Some things never change.

    • 10. Hobo  |  November 4th, 2007 at 2:13 pm

      Class find, Michael. Had me laughing out loud.

      Sphunn & Stumbled.

    • 11. Kalena  |  November 5th, 2007 at 8:25 pm

      Great stuff! That combined with this: http://www.searchenginecollege.com/2007/09/12-breeds-of-client-and-how-to-work.html would make a pretty accurate client description!

    • 12. fantomaster  |  November 5th, 2007 at 10:02 pm

      ROFLMAO – that’s a great one, and so true!

    • 13. Brian  |  November 6th, 2007 at 1:50 am

      I sent this to my website developer.

    • 14. Gene  |  November 6th, 2007 at 8:16 pm

      LOL… tiered swing vs tired swing.

    • 15. Steven Aitchison  |  November 7th, 2007 at 12:16 am

      This was a nice way to wake up, it made me laugh and set me up for the day.

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    • 17. John  |  November 7th, 2007 at 11:22 am

      Very funny thanks. Indeed, it’s so true.

    • 18. Alex  |  November 7th, 2007 at 3:32 pm

      Jep that’s the same way some of my customers are working…

    • 19. Projektentwicklung - schw&hellip  |  November 8th, 2007 at 8:25 am

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    • 20. Deborah  |  November 8th, 2007 at 9:29 am

      Michael,

      I love it. Talk about missing the boat. I have expanded over at Biz Informer on the thought that if we truly listened instead of anticipating customer needs – we’d hit the mark far more frequently.

      Deborah

    • 21. Matt Ellsworth  |  November 8th, 2007 at 9:45 am

      This has been kicking around for a while – but its soo true…

    • 22. Megan  |  November 8th, 2007 at 7:48 pm

      Very funny and yet so true. Great Job I will be sharing this in my seo classes if you don’t mind

      http://www.PassportMentors.com

    • 23. Mitesh Ashar  |  November 9th, 2007 at 2:34 pm

      That is interesting…
      Although it is funny but makes some deep sense

    • 24. Bronson  |  November 13th, 2007 at 5:28 am

      This is super, i especially liked the part about what got documented.

      This is definitely getting printed out and also mailed around the office.

    • 25. Comis  |  November 14th, 2007 at 9:41 pm

      How fun! Thanks for the posting!

    • 26. geri  |  November 20th, 2007 at 11:12 pm

      I absolutely thought that this was way cool! Thanks for the laugh.

    • 27. juan  |  November 22nd, 2007 at 7:46 am

      Hey, you forgot how the Auditor reported it, how the Accountant wrote it in books, how the Consultant re-engineered it, how the Lawyer sued the Client and how the Bussiness Schools teached the case… LOL!

      Flats to Rent Live

    • 28. Korayem  |  November 25th, 2007 at 4:37 am

      WoooWW…that was hilarious!! sooo trueee

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    • 31. Dan Perry  |  November 28th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

      I’m printing this out and putting it in my cube. Thanks for sharing.

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    • 34. Christina Niven  |  December 4th, 2007 at 9:35 pm

      Very tree, opps, true. Smart, clear, funny.

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    • 40. James  |  May 20th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

      hehehe, didnt get it at first but after I couldnt stop laughin, thanks..

    • 41. Weis  |  May 26th, 2008 at 11:19 am

      very funnyyy, keep up the good work!

    • 42. Very funny lol  |  May 27th, 2008 at 1:06 am

      That was really funny, but it reflects the world we leave in. :)

    • 43. Very funny lol  |  May 27th, 2008 at 1:08 am

      That was really funny, but it reflects the world we live in.

    • 44. John Rheese  |  June 23rd, 2008 at 12:19 pm

      I get a lot of customers complaining of other companies that act like that.

    • 45. Dan  |  October 18th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

      You can replace “what marketing advertised” with “what the sales guy promised”. Lowered Expectations…

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