Mum left fuming after paying $4,500 for Taylor Swift tickets for daughter who ended up taking friend
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A mom has spoken out after her daughter decided to take her friend rather than her to a Taylor Swift concert.
However, the mom's thoughtful gift didn't go to plan, after her daughter turned around and invited her best friend, ruining the mother-daughter day out Susan had envisioned.
Susan dialled in on Country 102.5 to ask whether she's a 'bad mom,' for getting so upset. The whole situation is giving major Kris Jenner and Kim K energy.
Susan explained she wanted to 'go big' for her daughter's 19th birthday as she felt like they'd been 'getting closer as friends, not just mother and daughter'.
She continued: "So I gave them [the Taylor Swift tickets] to her, I guess three months ago.
"So super excited. She’s so excited. We’re both screaming, having a great time."
Susan 'thought' she'd end up going with her daughter.
But her daughter asked her friend from elementary school, the pair having 'loved Taylor their whole lives'.
"It stopped me dead in my tracks," the mom adds.
And the situation only got stickier for Susan.
Planning her and her best friend's trip to Swift's concert, Susan's daughter asked if she could have a lift.
Alas, hell hath no fury like a mom not invited to Taylor Swift and Susan swiftly turned around and said no.
"I had made plans with my best friend. Yeah, You know, I have my own friend, and I’m going to go do stuff with her," she told her daughter.
With the taxi service of mom and dad closed, Susan's daughter had to rely on Ubers to get to and from the concert. Prepare to weep at the cost.
With Susan busy with one of her own friends, her daughter had to spend $200 (£160) each way to get to the concert - yes, each way - meaning the 19-year-old had to cough up a total of $400 (£320).
"It was horrendous. Yeah. And in the rain, It was torrential, so it was like madness out there. And so she’s really upset," Susan reflects.
The mum says: "I looked at her. I was taking a bite of my breakfast and I don’t feel bad. [...] I got up and walked back into my room.
"Here’s the thing. I’m thinking about asking her to pay me back the $4,500. So I just don’t know what to do. I’m really upset, but am I a bad Mom?"
Susan spent $4500 on @taylorswift13 tickets for her daughter, but her daughter brought a friend instead of her. So Susan refused to give her a ride to the show. Does that make her a bad mom?https://t.co/ASxBzwD1AO— Country Mornings with Ayla Brown (@CountryMornings) May 24, 2023
It's an unfortunate series of events and miscommunication, however, the internet has had its say.
According to a poll posted by radio presenter, Ayla Brown, at the time of writing, 57.3 percent of people think Susan's daughter should've brought her instead of Casey.
However, the comments were conflicted.
One Twitter user said: "Well mom left the door open …. If mom wanted to go she should have just said 'Happy birthday WE ARE going to Taylor Swift !!'"
"That’s a very passive aggressive narcissistic motherly move lol. If you wanted to go, you should have said you were taking her. Giving her the tickets left it up to her who she picked to go with her. Also the birthday present shouldn't be about you, it should be about her," another argued.
And a final simply added: "Gonna be really awkward when they are in the car together listening to bad blood…"