At times I have been drawn into business arrangements that cost me some money - more as opportunity cost than anything else. But the real sting is in the bad faith of the negotiation.
I'll never say the words directly, but they would be:
"There are three things I dislike in business:
- When my loyalty is taken for granted
- When promises arent honoured
- When other people's dithering costs me money
And with this deal you have gone 3 for 3."
But everybody knows how I hate confrontation (cough) so I never say those things.