The best part is when you tell them that you’ll have to cut tons of corners to do it with this little money, then something obviously goes wrong and they still blame you.

Stability, security, privacy protection, license correctness etc. are just assumed to be part of the deal, but no one will give you money to explicitly implement them. And of course, there’s enough other contractors that will offer it for cheaper, because they skip all of those.

Client time frame: yesterday