Dag nabit, I told myself I would never do it again...and despite the self admonishments and promises to self, I did!
I know there have been lots of discussions about the issue of caving to the patron request for "your best deal (price)" and I've resolved not to do it and I didn't need to (I've got 4 more shows this year) but I did! I guess it was just another opportunity to test my resolve. I don't always think very quickly on my feet so I'm not always prepared to respond to the query. Since the opportunity presented itself I've had plenty of time to come up with and practice some responses I think I can use next time it occurs like, "I have a show coming up next week (month, year...) so I don't need to sell it at a discounted price" or "That is my price" (why else would it be so evidently stuck on my work?)
I guess I've admonished myself enough. Next time I resolve to stick to my guns...Of course it wouldn't hurt just one more time...
...Where would we be without at least one rationalization or justification per day?