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Showed up late for an appointment

Question:

I pay a professional 300 NIS for a 1 hour session. I came 10 minutes late to the session, and so we were only together for 50 minutes. Do I still need to pay him the full 300 NIS?

 

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

Unless you were late due to unforseen circumstances that you couldn’t have been prepared for, you would have to pay, because the person was waiting for you, and couldn’t get another customer for those 10 minutes. This is also the minhag.

Best wishes

 

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