When I finished working my temp job over winter break, I promised my co-workers that I would get them all comp tickets for my play. They all said "Great! We'd love to come!"
A few weeks before the play, I sent out a (small) stack of invitations, listing the time and date and asking them to please call or email if they wanted (free) tickets for a particular night.
No one called.
No one emailed.
I felt a little crushed.
Until... I was going through some papers and cleaning out my desk and I found the entire stack of invitations, all addressed, all stamped, none of them actually sent.