My clients want a discount on my discounted price.... I can't believe it!! I wish I had quoted a MUCH higher rate, then I wouldn't care. As my dad said, lawyers tend to quote a sky high price and then give a discount so clients feel happy when paying the bill.
Maybe I should go back to being a lawyer since this is the kind of nonsense that you have to deal with all the time. There's a part of me that fantasizes saying something INCREDIBLE like - why don't you just pay me what you think this is worth - just simply to see what the reaction is.
But that would be a stupid thing to do and not worth the cost of what would be a very expensive experiment in human psychology.