The law of sod definitely kicks in with a fiersome vengeance during the summer months.
I did a job for a new client back in June/early July and agreed terms that would see payment in a few days. A PO was raised and I was asked to bill against it as I went along.
I duly did so. Almost eight weeks on, one invoice was settled today, one has been rejected and the biggest one was indeed paid out a couple of weeks ago......to a totally different company.
So, the net result for me is a morning wasted with ping-pong phone calls - and seemingly a reliance on the company which received the funds in error to return them to my client before they can pay me.