A woman wondered into the studio the other day and said she needed some photos taken at an event.
I do that, I said.
“Well,” she said, “I need them done for free.”
I don’t do that, I said.
Because I’m in the business of photography, not a charitable organization.
“Well, I heard you did some photos for free for some other folks so I figured you would do them for free for everyone.”
Not bloodly likely.
That’s always the problem with doing someone a favor. Word gets around and, suddenly, people think your services are available — without cost — for everyone.