A client comes in with a hodge podge of songs on DATs, CDs and reel to reel tape. This was after telling me on the phone that he is already for mastering. All of this material is at different sample rates and bit depths and there are 3 to 5 takes of each song. He wants to listen to all the takes before he decides which one to use in the mastering. He wants me to put them all on my computer's hard drive so they will be instantaneously accessible in case he needs to audition one or all of them for the CD. We sit and listen to 3 to 5 takes of each song and there are 10 songs. Most songs are 3 to 5 minutes long. I tell him that this is better done by him in his own studio because the clock is running. He informs me that he understands but wants to listen to them on a "good system" After about 4 hours he says that he can't do any more today but wants to reschedule at a later time. He pays me and leaves. Days and weeks pass and then he calls up and says that he wants to start the whole process over again because he mixed some of the songs differently after hearing them here. So he brings over more versions of even more songs and again wants them on my hard drive. After listening to the new material he pays and leaves. Days, weeks and months pass and I again hear from him saying that he wants me to copy all of the material onto "a" CD and he will pick it up the next day. There is something like 4.5 gigs of his stuff still on my hard drive and I tell him that it will take a number of CDs and suggest he bring over a HD and I can copy all the stuff to his drive. I again don't hear from him for a couple of weeks and finally one day he just shows up and wants the stuff transfered. He forgot the HD and asks if he can "borrow" one. Considering his track record and knowing that I am not feeling too attached to this job anymore and say "no" so he says he wants all of his material(s) on a CD and he wants it done RIGHT now. He threatens me with legal action if I don't comply and says he has a RIGHT to get his material back. (Some how he has forgotten that he also has his material since I gave it all back to him but it is not in usable form for mastering since it is all all different sample rates and on many different media) I smile and say "sure" but that "there will be a transfer charge since I am having to spend my time transferring 4.5 gigs of material to individual CDs" I suggest again that he bring a HD and I can transfer it all in a couple of minutes. He does "not want to" I suggest that since this will be a long time that he come back tomorrow and claim his transfers. He leaves and I have not heard from him since. This was about two weeks ago My question is .......what do I do now? I have 4.5 + gigs of materials on my HD, I have multiple CDs that I have burned. HELP!!!!!!! Am I the only one who gets these idiotic jobs?????? Thanks in advance.