A Close Call

A Close Call

I had a very lucky let off yesterday morning.

It shows the importance of not rushing and checking things. Taking your time.

I was trying to buy tickets for Ennio Morricone in the Three Arena for Saturday September 23rd. You know the guy. Composed the ‘The Mission’ music.

Brilliant stuff (and Marty recommends…..)

I sourced the tickets with Viagogo and logged on to the website. It started giving me non stop messages to hurry up and I felt very uncomfortable.

“You have only 8 minutes left before tickets sold out” That kind of thing…..

I bought 4 tickets for 210 euro. Dear but it would be worth it, I felt.

I hoped to bring two good friends with Maura and myself. I was really looking forward to it. I really love good music.

The website kept hassling me to hurry up. That always rubs me the wrong way.

Maura will tell you, I hate being rushed. So I steadied up myself and tried to concentrate. I never like buying tickets online but Maura had just got a new credit card and I was giving it its first whirl.

Eventually, after a lot of data entry at high speed, it came to complete the purchase. So even though I felt really pressurised by the website, I did a final check on everything eg. the seating etc.

Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed the figure 1100€ Total.

I could not believe it. And looked again at the small print.

The sneaky, bloody website was trying to trick me into paying 210 euro for EACH ticket! It was all VERY cleverly done. No doubt about it.

Quickly, I cancelled the order and breathed a huge sigh of relief mixed with disgust/anger. Here was indeed ‘The Good, Bad and the Ugly’. In real life.

Maura would have killed me if I had of mistakenly paid over a thousand euro for 4 tickets (even though it would have been a great concert. I am sure)

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