CLIENT: I need a search engine like Google.com. Can you handle something like that? ME: Yes, but it?s going to be expensive. May I ask what kind of budget you have in mind? CLIENT: Budget is not a problem. I have ample resources. ME: Can you give me a ballpark figure? He names a figure. It is not very ample. ME: I?m afraid that?s not going to be anywhere near enough for a project of this scope. CLIENT: This is a good budget for a two-page website. Google is simply a search box with a second page of results. And those results are from other sites! Heck, it could be done in half this budget, but I was trying to be generous. ClientsFromHell, literally.