Allegedly, there is a mom in New South Wales, Australia who is punishing her daughter for lying about having a sleepover when instead she and her friend hung out with older boys. Also, the girl has a “self righteous and lippy attitude.” You know, teenagers.
Anyway, this mom’s chosen punishment is to allegedly sell her daughter’s four tickets to a One Direction concert on Friday, October 25th in Sydney via eBay. ”I hope the scowl on your bitchy little friends faces when you tell them that your dad and i revoked the gift we were giving you all reminds you that your PARENTS are the ones that deserve love and respect more than anyone,” the mom supposedly wrote. “And your silly little pack mentality of taking your parents for fools is one sadly mistaken.”
However, something doesn’t smell right here. First of all, the mom calls the daughter’s friends “bitchy” and “trollops” in the post, in addition to a mentioning how “a lot of your friends DONT have an address to send that Fathers day card to!!!” Even by Parents Who Publicly Punish Their Children In Crazy Ways standards, that’s cold.
Additionally, as of 4pm on Saturday (it’s already Saturday in Australia), the cost of the four tickets are up to $23,1000 Australian — which is roughly $20,000 American dollars. Now, I know One Direction tickets are a big deal, but … $20,000 for four tickets? What’s more is that every single one of the bidders is a “private listing”:
Perhaps there truly is some parent of a “trollop” Down Under who would do this. But my guess? There may or may not be actual One Direction tickets, but a group of friends/family is having a laugh by bidding up on eBay to ridiculous prices that no one actually intends to pay.
See, I know this trick. I once went to a “date auction” and bid on a really cute guy. (The money was going to charity!) I kept getting outbid by this group of folks. They finally won at over $300+, which I sure as heck wasn’t going to shell out for one date. After the auction was over, though, the guy came over to me and said he’s friends had been bidding him up in order to make more money for the charity. I’m guessing that is what’s happening here — either this whole thing is a joke, or a parent is trying to freak out their kid and having their friends bid-up. (Or one commenter on Jezebel suggested “a clever scalper.”)
But who knows. Maybe there’s a teen girl in Oz who will never, ever, ever lie to her parents again.
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