I wrote this as a little light work joke, but it’s funny in part because these situations do tend to keep cropping up…
The Laws of Project Management
1. There is no spec.
1a. If there is a spec, it will change as soon as you start work.
2. There are never as many resources as the project requires.
3. Things are very urgent when people tell you what the due date is, but not when you need something from them in order to meet it.
4. Whatever it is, they needed it yesterday.