Client: The event is 6 hours long. Can you photograph it?
Me: Sure thing. Given that it’s a pretty big job and you’re asking me to edit 500 photos I’ll let you know tonight how much I’d be asking.
Client: Oh we aren’t going to pay you. Currently we can offer you free entrance.
Me: Free entrance to the event I work at?
Client: Well… Yes. Otherwise the ticket costs 50 euros.
Me: You’d expect me to pay for a ticket to an even I’d have to work for free at?
Client: We’ll get back to you in a tad bit see if we can pay you.
Later that day…
Client: We’ve discussed this with the organizers, and we agreed we can provide you an extra ticket to bring a date or a friend.