Jessie T. Wolf
Fine, if you want to be that way about it then I will NOT IM you again. When I first emailed you, I didn't expect anything but since you chose to respond I have been making an effort since that time to get to know you.
I've gone to a lot of trouble for you, and you know what I'm talking about (I will not specify it here). I maintain that I didn't expect much in return but I don't think that being able to talk to you without you getting irritated every time is too much to ask.
So, if you don't have time for my friendship then that's fine. I don't hold it against you, I see how busy you are. It does however mean that I'm not inclined to spend a lot of my money and time, and rearrange my schedule to do something for you, practically for free. You're welcome to enlist my services still, but I'll have to refigure my price to include the nessecary expenses. I won't gouge you, I will be fair. I don't think that's unreasonable, given that you and I are going to keep our relationship courteous but professional (as in I won't talk to you unless I have something specifically important).
I think you'll still find me cheaper than the going rate. Let me know, at your convenience.