By festival virgin - 29/05/2013 19:11 - United Kingdom

Today, I gave my boyfriend our festival tickets to keep hold of while I excitedly went home to get ready. He took someone else. FML
I agree, your life sucks 56 451
You deserved it 5 723

Same thing different taste

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That's a scumbag if I ever saw one. Just throw him away already.

ShadowAirplane 9

tell him want reimbursement for the tickets.


That's a scumbag if I ever saw one. Just throw him away already.

wlddog 14

Perhaps a revenge move is in order. Get tickets to a game, tell him about it excitedly, get him all excited, then take someone else.

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I'm not really into payback though, it's all so petty. A good conversation, ending in a break up if he doesn't wise up seems good enough.

19- Just reread the FML. This wouldn't be an FML if she hadn't, plus you don't just hand random tickets to your partner and say "hold on, wait for me to get ready for this festival with you' without him knowing what it is and who it is with. The implausibility of your suggestion and the principle of Occam's Razor indicates that there was planning involved prior to the event and that he should know that it was for her and him, especially since she handed him the tickets FOR her to get ready WITH him. So quick to play devil's advocate.

what 19 was saying is that maybe she didn't tell him the tickets were for each other. you said it wouldn't be on fml if she didn't say that, which doesn't make sense.

So she just hands him random tickets for no apparent reason and leaves to get ready for some event that he has no clue about (even though she must have told him why she was leaving...), and he then deduces that this is some sort of awesome gift meant to be used for him and some totally different person than his partner. Of course, why hadn't I thought of that.

Implications= assumptions and we all know the saying about assumptions.

tjv3 10

This should read: Today my newly ex boyfriend

39 - you mean the assumption that she hadn't told him what the tickets were for? Or the assumption that she had... Either assumption or implication, it's being done on both sides of this argument. Personally I'd rather go with the obvious and likely...

kristabelli 19

Pleo I totally agree with you on payback. It doesn't help anything. I do think this could still be on FML even if it had been a misunderstanding - certainly some FMLs are slightly skewed or even completely false, just to be entertaining. (Which they are!) Having said that, the guy's an idiot either way. Daft or a jerk, take your pick.

ShadowAirplane 9

tell him want reimbursement for the tickets.

10- Thank you for that, I was lost with it!

DyslexicPanda 12

Ahhhh FML; the only place hypocritical enough to thumb down one correction only to thumb up another only two posts later

ShadowAirplane 9

#10 Sorry, I should have spell checked it better.

44-perhaps 34 was confused by the correction and therefore was lost WITH it.

MikeonFML 17

Panda he capitalized You, nothing worse than an incorrect correction.

Waaaw! What a gem of a catch he turned out to be!

rg350dx 29

When I read Waaaw! I heard Mario falling to his death in my head.

*Mario hits ground* "Hulllll!" *dies*

Why don't you go find someone else and surprise him there?

drjohnnyboy 15

He means that she should buy another ticket and go with another guy to suprise him.

ApollosMyth 22

I wouldn't waste money just for a vendetta.

Before people say FYL, did you let him know that you were planning to go with him? Otherwise, he would think it was a gift and can't be blamed for taking someone else.

I can safely assume that the boyfriend knew that OP "excitedly went home to get ready" for the festival. So he's quite simply a douche..

Sorry about your tickets, but your better off without him.

I'm a bit disturbed you didn't write "ex-boyfriend". Kick his butt to the curb.

effiestonem154 11

You dumped him, right? You deserve better.

What a jerk. Next time you should hold on to the tickets!

Hopefully there won't be a next time for her and that jerk.

drjohnnyboy 15

Nah. She let him hold the tickets, and now she can see how much if a jerk he is. Now she knows that he should get rid of him ASAP

Exactly what I was thinking. Why the hell did she give him the tickets considering she already had them? He's an ass, yes get rid of him but its a FYL and YDI at the same time.

KVKdragon 26

Pretty sure there's a reasonable expectation of temporary ownership on those tickets even if she let the boyfriend hold it. She still had a say on who those tickets would be used for, which should have been the OP and her (now ex) bf. The bf is a complete utter douchebag as well Parent: "Oh, thanks for babysitting my child. I had a work emergency this evening. I can take him home now" Babysitting Friend: "He's not here. I put him up for adoption just so I could have some free time for my date at a festival"