I worked and worked hard and gave good effort and it was well-received until the invoice came and then, suddenly, they didn’t want to pay.
Now, in a weird twist of irony, they want to keep my work, but don’t want to pay for it. And since I had only word of mouth and am a small business, it seems they have the upper hand in the situation.
Except, I get to learn from this, if I choose. I can make certain this doesn’t happen to me again. And by telling you about it; hopefully, make certain it doesn’t happen to you either.