I'm not sure how to take this....
I volunteer at a large theatre in my town (plays, not movies) and every night that I volunteer I'm given a free ticket to see the current show which I can choose to either keep for my own use, or give away to friends or family. Usually I'll volunteer twice during each shows season and invite a friend to come along.
This time however I worked three nights and hence have three tickets. So, instead of just getting one of my single friends to come along, I decided to call up another pair of friends that are a couple. I know they're both somewhat interested in the arts (particularly opera) and figure they would probably jump at the chance.
Anyway, long story short, I call and offer the tickets, explain that we could all go next week on any night between tuesday and friday, and give a quick rundown on what the play is about. The response was simply, "We'll check out the website and see if its any good. If it is I'll call you back".
These are some very good friends of mine and I've gotta say I'm pretty shocked at that kind of response. A simple "no" would have been fine, a "look, am really busy next week but thanks for the offer" would have been fine. They know I give my own free time for these tickets, and that they're worth about $45 each and thats the kind of response I get?
Am I overreacting here in feeling pissed at that kind of response?
(I'm sure the simple answer is to A) get over it; and B) go find someone else that is more appreciative, hosever these two are literally some of my best friends and I'm just astonished)