Mum Sends $500 Invoice To Friend

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A mum sent her friend a $537 Invoice after her young daughter returned from a playdate with a sharpie mark on her expensive shoes.

Sarah Bryan, who works as a fashion designer, lost it after three-year-old Isabella returned home, sending an angry email to Nicole Gibbs, threatening legal action if she didn’t cough up the cash.

Sarah, who says her child is a model, claims that Isabella is not supposed to go outside with her red shoes on and that she always carries spares. The Mum-of-two also wrote to Nicole that “I am disgusted to see her new Italian leather shoes are all scuffed and have a Sharpie (pen) mark on them so below is the bill for these replacing (sic).

“As a designer you can imagine I do not want my child to look anything less than pristine.”

Sarah insists that the boots were important for Isabella’s modeling work and because Nicola was in charge and looking after Isabella, that she’s responsible for the damage. 


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