Person’s Appointment Gets Canceled Because They Were 5 Minutes Late, But They ‘Trick’ The System And Get In Anyway

A few days ago, Reddit user theoryofrelativetea cemented their name into the long history of r/MaliciousCompliance, a place where people celebrate conforming to the system but not its spirit.

The Redditor made a post, titled “My Appointment Was Canceled For Being 5 Minutes Late? I Guess I Have To Reschedule” detailing the time they had to get their fingerprints taken by the police but were rejected at the reception desk due to being a moment too late.

Since theoryofrelativetea really needed to get this done, they decided to stick around and devise a plan that would get them inside. Sure enough, it wasn’t long before the clunky bureaucracy machine exposed one of its stupid errors and theoryofrelativetea knew what they needed to do.

As of this article, the post already has over 40,000 upvotes and 730 comments, many of which are praising the Redditor’s quick thinking. Continue scrolling and check it out for yourself.

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This fun little scheme reminded me of a time when US band Vulfpeck also “hacked time”. The Michigan funk outfit went viral a few years back when they released Sleepify, an album that consisted of 10 songs of silence that varied between 31 and 32 seconds.

The result was a five-minute album of nothingness that the band asked fans to stream on repeat while they slept in order to generate enough royalties for the band to go on tour.

They even promised free shows in return!

And it worked. During its seven-week life on Spotify, ‘Sleepify’ garnered around 5.5 million plays. According to the band’s keyboardist Jack Stratton, the band’s earnings from the platform came in at $19,655.56 (this figure could have ended up even bigger had Spotify not removed the album (the company never specified why)).

I guess what these two stories prove is that time is a valuable commodity. If you have enough of it, you can make it work for you.

People applauded the Redditor for their quick thinking