I just read your reminders and lawyer’s letter asking me to pay this overdue account of USD1000. I apologize for not replying earlier as I was overseas the whole of last month desperately trying to get my overseas’ clients to pay their debts.
My financial situation is very tight at the moment and I have many other debts to pay. That is why we cannot pay you just yet. I have to ask you for a favor. Could you let me have three more weeks to come up with the money to settle your account? I will be more than grateful if you could. Thank you.