Some situations require a bit of clever thinking, and this is a perfect example.

A Reddit user asked the community the following question: "What is the dumbest solution to a problem that actually worked?"

The thread received plenty of responses, but one from Stellapotamus really stood out, earning 21k upvotes and plenty of replies.

The funny thing is that Stellapotamus' story is actually the sort of thing we all encounter from time to time, so maybe we can copy their solution to use in the future ourselves!

It started out when this person wanted to cancel a doctor's appointment but was told that there would be a cancellation fee of $200. In order to escape that fee, our storyteller came up with a very smart and simple workaround! Check it out:

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