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To accept ticket but not bring anything to show?

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EyeFoolTower Sat 04-Jul-15 09:43:39

Hi everyone I need your opinions on this.

I struggle with really bad depression and anxiety. Have been suffering for years but only a few months ago sought help from my doctor after I had a break down at work and feeling like I would rather crash my car into a brick wall and be done with it than go to work another day. A s result of this I left work and do not have another job ATM while I try and sort my head out.

Friend R knows this, we are extremely close and she has been rock through all of this. Fiend R has invited me to a show with her daughter tomorrow night, said she got the tickets for free for helping someone out and would accept no payment from me from me from them.

I thought this was lovely and accepted the ticket, appreciating very much her giving me it. As I have no job I obviously have no money. Friend R is driving us to the show and I said I will pay for parking as she's driving. Before I left work we used to buy a big of munchies between us an share them at the theatre. I have £8 in my purse and it is for the parking (very pricey). I can't afford sweets and drinks sad

I am too ashamed and embarrassed to bring this up with R. WIBU to accept the ticket and not be able to contribute anything for eating/drinking?

Theycallmemellowjello Sat 04-Jul-15 09:45:05

No of course you wouldn't. Enjoy the show.

ememem84 Sat 04-Jul-15 09:45:53

If your friend knows all of the above then I don't think you'd need to tell her. And in the circumstances I think a "I'll get the next ones..." Would suffice.

If you were my friend and I knew all of the above I certainly wouldn't hunk less of yiu

marmaladegranny Sat 04-Jul-15 09:46:33

A close friend who knows your situation, as R sounds to, would not expect you to contribute. Offering to pay parking is generous enough.

Nydj Sat 04-Jul-15 09:46:42

Your friend sounds lovely so please just go and enjoy the show!

ememem84 Sat 04-Jul-15 09:47:16



nilbyname Sat 04-Jul-15 09:50:24

Can you park somewhere a little farther away that's cheaper/free?

I think you're friend is being very kind and you shouldn't worry about the munchies/extras.

Talk to her about it?

Have a lovely eve smile

LottieBelle Sat 04-Jul-15 09:56:40

Thank you every much everyone. I was afraid I was going to get a YABU(but would have accepted it). Very glad to see I'm not BU smile

ihatethecold Sat 04-Jul-15 10:08:01

Do you have a pound shop near you. We always go there before the cinema to buy sweets very cheaply.
As an aside I wouldn't be bothered if you didn't bring anything.
Paying for parking is a nice gesture but if I knew my friend was skint I wouldn't want them to pay anything.

UnspecialSnowflake Sat 04-Jul-15 10:12:56

I think under the circumstances it's fine to just pay for the parking. However if you've got the ingredients In your house you could make something like flapjacks or cookies to take with you, homemade is always appreciated.

Hairylegs007 Sat 04-Jul-15 10:16:58

Your friend will understand.

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