Google and Ticketek have combined to send a local on a wild goose chase that has left him distraught, tired and losing faith in mankind.
Having booked two tickets for the Australian Open, when he received his so-called “Ezy ticket” via e-mail, he realised that both tickets had the same barcode. Worried that this might cause problems at the event, he went on Google and was overjoyed to see there was a Ticketek office right here in Camberwell to resolve the issue.
It was a beautiful day outside, the birds were singing and the local was happy in the knowledge that Google had supplied him with the correct information to go to 340 Camberwell Rd 3124 and fix up his stupid “Ezy ticket” that was so far not living up to its name.
Imagine the surprise and steam-emitting-from-ears anger of the Camberwellian when he arrived at the address to realise it was not a Ticketek office but the local library and to be told at the information desk that Google had been informed two years earlier of the mistake.
The furious local went home, tried to ring Ticketek and unsurprisingly was met with a recorded message that informed him he’d have to wait for bloody ages to speak to a real person. He gave up, and sure enough did have problems with his tickets at the Australian Open adding to his ire and general bad mood towards Google and Ticketek that he will hold against them until his grave.