Six months ago:
Client: I’ve decided not to pay you for your work because I don’t feel it was your best effort and it was only cover options which you value too high. I’m sure you understand.
Of course, I worked many late nights and weekends to do revision requests and they didn’t mention that.
Client: I’ve got some work for you.
Me: Due to the way the last project ended, I’m afraid I’ll have to pass on this job. Have a nice day.
Client: (oblivious) What are you referring to?
Me: You felt that you didn’t need to pay us for the service we provided and the expenses your company accrued.
Client: Oh. I didn’t realize that meant you you never wanted to work for us again. Well, can you send us some files from the last project then?