I don't know how to respond to something that is going on. I don't even know if I should respond.
My girlfriend's daughter's husband, let's call him Bill, and I often get paired at family gatherings. Very consistently, he will talk about how I should come over and play some board game. The last time he was very specific about how the game required a certain number of people and how other friends were not suitable. I have consistently responded that I am interested.
By long standing habit, I discount such discussion right up to the point the other person actually contacts me to discuss a time and date. I figure if they really mean it, they will act on it.
This contact has never happened. Bill has several ways to contact me.
At first this made me mad. He keeps bringing it up and keeps never doing anything about it.
The last time it happened I figured that this was just his way. I do not know what is going on, so shouldn't judge it too harshly. It also occurred to me that it might be appropriate to say something. Maybe, "whatever happened about that board game?"
My natural inclination is to do nothing. But I don't know if this is appropriate. If it isn't, then I'm not sure what is. Ultimately, I don't want to alienate anyone, but I would like Bill to either stop bringing it up or actually try to schedule some time.
How can I get Bill to either stop bringing up the subject or take the next steps to actually schedule time to play?