You have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow, but something came up that’s messed up your entire schedule. Whether it be a family emergency, weather, something important for work, what have you, you cannot make it to your long-awaited appointment.
So, like anyone would, you call to apologetically cancel — and you’re slapped with a nasty fee for canceling too late.
To be fair, we’re not 100% sure why this fee exists. Maybe it’s a tactic to prevent people from canceling or maybe it’s paying for preparation for an appointment that’s already been done. Whatever the reason, if you don’t have at least a week’s notice (typically, sometimes it’s 24 or 48 hours) you will have to pay up.
But what if we told you there was a borderline ridiculous way to get around that fee? It’s happened, as proven by this creative Reddit user. It all started when Redditor Sh0tgunLlama asked this simple but brilliant question: