Thursday, August 28, 2008

The meaning of words I

client (plural clients)

1. A customer or receiver of services.
2. (computing) The role of a computer application or system that requests and/or consumes the services provided by another having the role of server.
3. Person who receives help or advice from a professional person (ex. a lawyer, an accountant, a social worker, a psychiatrist, etc).

athlete (plural athletes)

1. A person who actively participates in physical sports, possibly highly skilled in sports.



Let's get one thing straight. Whores and lawyers have clients, coaches have ATHLETES.

As you were...

9 comments:

Will said...

It is posts like this that make me proud to be a longtime client of pstriathlon.com.

Sincerely,
John

mccrory said...

Respectfully, Paulo, I'm not sure I understand your comment here. If I'm "a customer or receiver of services" that include the service of coaching from my coach, how am I not a client?

Also, unless I'm missing your point, it seems that implying that one is *either* a client or an athlete is a false dichotomy--why can't I be an athlete *and* a client?

Nathan said...

McCrory,

His commentary is on the attitude of "coaches", not the semantics of what the person paying for services considers himeslf.

This remark tells all "whores...have clients."

But maybe I'm way off base....

Paulo Sousa said...

And Nathan wins a t-shirt with pstriathlon's new slogan:

"pstriathlon.com - The Leaders in Custom Coaching"

Thanks for playing, Nathan!

D said...

bahahaha... beautiful.

Nathan said...

You can keep the shirt. I'd rather you take me on as an athlete.

Train-This said...

THANK YOU! It's about time someone said it!

Jot said...

Don't pretend that if the right athlete came along they couldn't also be a client. :)

-Jot

khai said...

I believe that I was PS' first North American client, and am quite certain that I was his first Canuck.

I've never been so proud...