I agree. I ask the client to confirm, by text or call before the appointment. No confirmation for a first timer and I text them and tell them it's ok if they can't make it, just be courteous and let me know.
My regulars don't have to confirm, but they usually do anyway. Good clients respect your time.
I always try to txt a confirmation. I've had to cancel once or twice and always called as soon as I knew I had to cancel. It's just common courtesy. I agree with Gina, list their names, real TER members should have better behaviour than that.
I'm just waiting for my schedule to open up so I can come and visit you!
A client not showing up is totally rude and thoughtless. I usually don't make appointments very far in advance. However, if I do, I confirm an hour or so prior to the appointment. Sometimes providers forget too!
As a client, I've had providers not be available as promised. One instance was last summer. A young woman from Tucson was in Phoenix on weekends occasionally. I had seen her ads and she looked very nice. I called and she said she was available in a hotel just a few miles from where I lived. Was supposed to see her about half hour after I called. I get to the hotel and call again. She answers and chats for a bit, and then she tells me that she can't see me but one of her friends could see me. No knowing or having seen anything about her friends, I wasn't going to go for that. Anyways, it wasted my time.