Client: We need more time to pay.

Me: It’s been six months. I can take a credit card right now, or give me a FedEx tracking number of the overnight check. Otherwise the site goes offline. I’m sorry it came to this.

Client: I can’t get a check issued that quickly and I don’t have a corporate credit card I can use.

Me: The only solution I can think of is having you pay the bill with your personal credit card on behalf of your company, and then you submit an expense report and get a reimbursement check from your company.

Client: I don’t want to do that! Do you have any idea how long my company takes to reimburse expenses!?