A client called me at the telephone weeks ago, he said he is the CEO of a local big car dealer, my number was given to him by another of my clients.
He said he wanted to talk about the website. We agreed to contact again the week after to fix a meeting date and hour.
He didn't call me so I called him a couple of times (no answer) and then the day after I called again and he answered. He told me that he could meet me two days after at 8:00 am.
I prepared myself for good knowing it is an important company with big sales volume, with examples, things to say and to explain, proposals, etc.
The day after at 8:00 am I was at his office, he welcomed me and he started to talk about himself, he did this, he did that, he launched this service, he launched these people (unknown to me), and then he asked suddenly to present myself to him, so I presented briefly myself, my knowledges, my skills and I wanted then to show him and explain some of my top projects to complete the presentation, but he refused saying: "I already saw them on your site".
Then he said: "I want to develop a specific platform for a specific type of business and then sell it worldwide by the end of the year, are you able to develop that?".
I said: "It depends! I could take two weeks or two years depending on the requested features and specs. Also I am a single freelance I can't guarantee 100% commitment to your project since I already have long term clients that I have a live and continuous collaboration... But let's talk about the project so I can understand better."
He said: "Now I only wanted to meet you and know you. Please give me a week of time and I will send you by email a word file with all the specification of that project. Please review it and then we will meet and talk in depth".
Then he got up from the chair, shook my hand, said "it was a pleasure, have a good day..." and he left the room leaving me there...
I was a bit shocked about that, I entered the room at 8:00 and left it at 8:12. I just left my business card on his desk and went back to my office.
I feel like I was in the middle line between being treated with bad manners and having to deal with an aggressive/strange client...
Now more than two weeks passed but I had no news from him, I don't know if I want to work for him, but a part of me thinks that it could be an interesting project with a successfull company...
Should I contact him again?
Do you think that he just subtly got rid of me after the first 10 minutes of meeting?