@moviemorgz I think, for a lot of people, knowing that you already thought about it counts for a lot.
If you do some napkin math—figure out how long you expect them to be around each day, pair that with a rate, and suggest that (briefly) explained rate the next time you chat—they'll accept. They offered; you provided an expectation of time & what you'd pay for the time. They get to respond without having to do that stuff themselves.
tl;dr: Math first makes talk better 👍
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