Friend: "I really enjoyed your book!"
Author: "Thanks! Would you mind leaving me a review on Amazon? It would help me out a lot."
Friend: "Of course!!!! I'd be happy to. I'm really busy now but I'll get to it in the next couple of weeks."
Act II (Two weeks later)
"Um. I know you're really busy, but you mentioned you'd leave a review
on my book. If you could just leave a quick review, that would be
Friend: "Oh right! Sorry, I totally forgot! I'm really busy but I'll get to it in the next few days for sure."
Author: "You don't have to write anything much. Just like a sentence or two, tops."
Friend: "I promise I'll do it."
Act III (Two weeks later)
[Author is browsing on Facebook and sees 10,000 posts from Friend.]
[Author hovers on post from Friend on Facebook: "So bored today. Nothing to do."]
[Author lets out sigh.]
Act IV (two weeks later)
Author: "Hey, just wondering if you had a chance to write that review.....?"
Friend: [never writes back again]