Reception desk jobs are a strange thing.

You’re there to be a pleasant presence to help folks navigate whatever is on offer, but you also have to be a sort of busy bureaucrat, enforcing rules with a smile on your face and confusing or enraging customers/clients in the process through no fault of your own.

Which is all to say, I don’t envy the folks who have to hold those jobs, but I also don’t envy me when I find myself caught up in conversations with them over some very unfair nonsense. Luckily, for anyone willing to look hard enough, there’s usually some loophole to be exploited that doesn’t just involve screaming to get your way.

You can be polite AND skirt the rules, as this story by Reddit user Stellapotamus demonstrates.

Step 1: Try to Cancel

When you notice something about the notice.

Step 2: Just Reschedule

Put it whenever you want, I’m not coming anyway.

Step 3: Turn the Tables

Is this really the first time someone tried this?

Bonus: Internet Edition

Pretty much anything that can be done to stick it to Comcast is worthwhile.

As they say…

I need this embroidered on a pillow.

So there ya have it. Need to stop something but don’t wanna pay for the privilege? Get on board with his particular brand of “cancel” culture.

What’s a weird loophole you’ve exploited to save money?

Share your tips in the comments.

Thanks, fam!