I've asked the same girl out to go places 4 times in January, and flat out asked her on a date post-Valentines day. Every single time life keeps getting in the way. I keep hearing 'yes', or a possible reschedule, then life falls through: a car issue, overslept on a nap, family is in town (again), and a family emergency to boot. Roughly in that order. I'm amazed I've been so damn persistent despite all this, going off of 'yes' for a month only for circumstances to flop. I swear getting ghosted is easier so I can just moved on without thinking about "what-ifs".
With all do respect Mr. Kantos. I don't know you, I don't know your particular situation, but I believe that means no.
I had a conversation with someone recently where they mentioned that exact same thing, life getting in the way. My point was "if x friend told me they were playing a show and I was sick and dying I would break out of the hospital and hop in the moshpit."
People make time for what they truly want to make time for.