THE misery and frustration of missing out on Glastonbury tickets is good training for life, delighted parents have confirmed.
Mary Fisher, mother of 17-year-old Helen, encouraged her daughter to try and buy tickets to the festival, knowing full well that the experience would ultimately be disappointing.
Fisher said: “You start out full of hope and optimism, then begin to suspect that it might not turn out to be everything it promised.
“This is followed by a long period of intense frustration, culminating in that feeling of pure, murderous rage when you realise your closely nurtured dreams have been smashed.
“Then you end up buying tickets for V Festival and pretending it will be just as good, whilst all the time crying on the inside.”
Helen said: “This was nothing compared to what I learnt whilst trying to explain to mum how to place her Ocado order online. Namely that your parents get progressively more irritating and demented until you eventually end up doing everything for them.
“This is why I want to get off my head at festivals whilst I’ve still got the chance.”