My best friend used to go to college in New Mexico. Once for a whole month he went on and on about College Prom.
He was in charge of the decorating committee for College Prom. He was picking the DJ for College Prom. He was going to College Prom with a bunch of his girlfriends. He was in the running for King of College Prom.
Now I didn’t think that Colleges had Proms. But it’s a small town and an even smaller school, so I thought what the hell they might actually be doing this. Who knows? So, I just made agreeable noises and whatever when he started gushing about it.
The week of College Prom I didn’t get a chance to talk to him, but the next week I asked him how it went.
He denies to this day ever mentioning anything called College Prom.
It’s been maybe 5+ years since that happened, but I still talk to people about the College Prom that never happened. :’)