QUOTE(PEZ @ Sep 24 2007, 11:03 AM)
I'd honestly like to see his band, because he's a really good dude. But they're a metal band, which ain't really my thing, and the show he was talking about is at the Palladium, which might be more bread than I'm willing to drop. So yeah, I'll definitely see them at some point, but this may or may not be the show I go to.
ok, so... pretty clearly, no actual intention of making that one at all.
these are just figures of speech which everyone's guilty of.
(i.e., nitpicking & not really worth a thread --- a good analogy would be, next time someone says "how ya doin'?," start actually telling
them, in painstaking detail... w/in 30 seconds, they're checking their watches & saying they'e runnning late.
(this is why just answering "fine" or whatever is an equal load o' shit.)
HOWEVER, there are easy-enough outs.
i've always said, "can't promise i'll make it, but lemme see what's up."
this obligates you to nothing but "seeing what's up," and they're not likely to call you to ask if you've seen what's up yet.
and if you don't make it, obviously you saw what was up anyway.
and the best part of THAT is, they tend not to badger you for same afterwards.
conversely, it'd be nice if those playing would tactfully say something like, "love to see you if you can make it," instead of the more usual "dude, we're playing, you gotta come!"
in other words, everyone shut the fuck up.