One time, I showed up to a client’s business for a preliminary meeting. I’d had a crazy morning and picked up a cup of coffee en route to keep my energy up. I wasn’t quite finished when I arrived, so I brought the cup into the office thinking it wouldn’t be a big deal.
Client: Is that a coffee?
Me: Yes, sorry! If you’d like I can just put it down while we’re meeting.
Client: …You could have asked if I wanted one.
This was the first time we’d met. I didn’t know her at all