Me: Hi. I was wondering if you received the invoices I sent, we are going on almost 4 months. I know it’s only $200, but if you could pay it, we’d appreciate it.
Client: “Yes, I received it but I am not going to pay it yet.”
Me: “Why is that? Was there a problem?”
Client: “No, well I do not need to use it yet so I will pay you when I need to use it.”
Me: “Listen, I really need you to pay the invoice. Our terms are due upon receipt as we discussed.”
Client: “I am not sure when I will need to start using the design you did, but when I do I will pay you don’t worry.”
Me: “Yeah, well, we did the work and we need to get paid regardless of when or if you use it. If a plumber fixes your toilet you don’t tell them you will pay them as soon as you need to go to the bathroom do you?”
Client: “That’s disgusting! My bathroom habits are none of your business and as soon as I use what you sent me you will get paid.”