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by Abigail Van Buren

Mom's Final Wishes Come With a Threat of Haunting

DEAR ABBY: I have purchased season tickets for the local professional hockey team from a former co-worker for the last five years. We worked together for eight years and had a good relationship until this recent issue.

This year, when I called to ask about the tickets, she informed me that she had already sold them on Craigslist. I was upset because she didn't offer them to me first. I would have paid her the asking price without complaint.

I understand that they were her tickets and she could do what she wanted with them, but I feel she was inconsiderate and rude not to at least offer them to me before selling them to a total stranger. We are no longer speaking. Who's in the right? -- MAD IN MINNESOTA

DEAR MAD: She should have warned you -- but if it ended the friendship, it couldn't have been much of one to begin with.