I work at a design firm with a couple of other people. I was closing up shop the after a long day on the job and I was very keen to get home. Just as I shut the door, a client from over a year ago ran up.
Client: I need you to edit this logo for a product unveiling tomorrow at noon! Turns out the boss isn’t happy with this one.
Me: Sorry, I’m closing up.
Client: But I’m here!
Me: … and?
Client: You have to help me if I’m here.
As I’m about to compare this situation to a train leaving the station, he interrupts.
Client: I’ll pay you double!
I reluctantly accept. After three hours of work and five revisions of the logo (including what was nearly a complete re-design), I had enough. I told him to go make a coffee, come back, and tell me which version he liked the most.
Client: Yes! That’s it! That’s the one! The boss will love it!
He picked the original logo. But I actually got paid at the promised rate.