When you gift tickets, do you expect to be invited to the event?
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A couple of questions from MSE Ant.
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- When you give someone a pair of tickets as a present, would you expect to be invited along on the second ticket?
- And on the flip side, if you receive two tickets, would you invite the gifter along to the event?
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She was without her car for about 6 weeks and during that time I took her to work every day and picked her up every evening.
One day she called round and gave me a pair of tickets to see someone. I was really pleased and thanked her.
I took my husband to the show and it was only 3 weeks later that she told me that she had assumed we would both be going and that she had been looking forward to the show and was very disappointed that I chose to go with someone else.
End of a long friendship that was.
If that’s what they wanted they’d have said that they wanted to take the recipient out, not gifted them two tickets.
If someone gifted me 2 tickets, I would take whoever I thought would enjoy the event the most.
If I'm giving someone a pair of tickets for an event then I've picked an event that I think they and their partner (of any sort) might like. In which case it's a joint gift to two people anyway.
I suppose if I won the tickets and didn't want to go myself I'd offer them to someone who might - but I've already decided I don't want to go. Otherwise it would be "I've got tickets to X, do you want to come?"