Iain, I assume you also complain that flights & holidays are more expensive during school holidays?
Commonwealth Games, Rubbish!
frank - absolutely
nah, it's the whole push by Glasgow to make out that tickets are from £15 and its an affordable family event. Yes, there are some at that price, but the reality is that for the events that will attract most interest the prices are jacked right up. Thing is, they can charge what they want, as shown by the massive oversubscription to the main events, it just means that less locals/young families will be able to see it.
What a contrast say to the Youth Worlds at the Velodrome last month where a family ticket was £25
I don't have a right to tickets, but should be able to apply (for my family) like my neighbours who have one less kid..
And as a single person, should I be afforded the same rights and benefits as those with a family? I'd love to have a parking spot right outside of the supermarket, discounted entries to "single persons days out", and discounted "singles friendly" meals and reduced cost and content "singles friendly" bog roll?
You made the choice to have a larger than average family, and the fact that the average is what gets catered for most often shouldn't come as a surprise, and shouldn't raise ire. Frankly you should be grateful you're in a position to be able to go, and be able to afford tickets.
As someone else said, this falls squarely inside the brackets of "1st World Problems", and a little perspective won't come amiss.
Unless of course this is a troll, and if so, I'll give it a generous 7/10, more swearing, random capitalisation and poorer spelling required.
dan, you're missing the point.
As a single person you have exactly the same rights and whatever (w.r.t. commonwealth games tickets) as a couple, a married couple, a parent with one child, a parent with someone elses child, a single parent with three children, a child with three parents, or four parents who've left their children in the lost luggage office in glasgow central. Or just four strangers who met in wetherspoons last week and decided they all wanted to see the 100m.
Basically, the four person thing is just an arbitrary number which completely sucks donkey balls.
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