I met with a client and his employees to discuss a web dev project. He asked me for a quote and I gave it to him – he agreed and I got to work.
Two weeks later I submitted an invoice and he called me.
Client: I can’t really afford this…
Me: I’m confused, I told you my rate and you jumped on it and we shook hands
Client: My employees were right there – What was I supposed to say?! I couldn’t afford it?
Me: Yes. Exactly that.