I'd just be honest and explain that in order to do this for her, you need to be paid. Come up with an amount beforehand that you are willing to accept, so that you can either offer that figure yourself or to refuse or accept her offer when she makes it. In today's economy, you can't afford to try to be supernice about money. And honestly, unless she's a complete idiot (which I doubt), I'm sure she's probably expecting you to say something, and she's probably just not saying anything herself to see how long she can get by without paying. I'm not saying she's using you or a bad person, but there's a lot of people these days that are trying to see what they can get away with just because they can't afford to pay for stuff. Good luck!
at 2:52 PM on Nov. 5, 2008