Client: There’s a problem with your invoice.
Me: Oh? What’s the problem?
Client: Well, I can’t actually pay it. You see, the thing is that I knew I didn’t have the money when I got you to do the job but – and I might not have mentioned this – I’m a big believer in the Laws of Attraction. So, anyway, I told the universe that I needed to manifest the money to pay you, but it turns out the universe wasn’t listening. Don’t worry, I’m going to work really hard on manifesting when I get back. I’ll pay you as soon as I can.
Me: Back from where?
Client: From holiday! Did I not tell you? It’s so exciting – my husband and I are going to a resort for three weeks. The universe decided we need a break.