(In our hearts most designers really want to design everything though. World domination through Design! Wahahahaha!)
Image found HERE
But the world being the ill-organized place that it is, sometimes the offered show is just at a bad time and can't be shoe-horned into your schedule. That's the usual reason to have to turn down a design job. More rarely the show might be one you've already designed and don't want to repeat; or one you dislike; or one you see doomed to failure due to some circumstance you alone can foresee; or the theater company or director may be one you prefer not to work with; or you know you're wrong for this show; or something else in your life demands your full attention for a while and you have to turn down every offer; or, you know, you've planned a vacation.
And any show you have to miss instantly feels like The Coolest Show Ever!
Turning down work...
Don't you just hate it?
(See more of the brilliant Pinky and the Brain cartoons HERE.)