I needed my wheels aligned. The first place I called offered me one October 12. The second place offered Thursday of this week. I made the appointment for Thursday. Then I went to a third place, also recommended by a friend. I said I wanted my wheels aligned. He asked if I had an appointment. I said I had one in a nearby town on Thursday but was trying for sooner.
He said, "I have several to do, but I can take you now."
When I got home I called and cancelled the Thursday appointment.