Get ready for a deeply boring thread. I’ve banged on about it before and now I’m gonna bang on about it again haha because it’s wrecking my head!!!
Got this project at uni in which we had to form groups and then research data and produce artefacts from to then share amongst the other members of the group. These artefacts contribute to your final report which you submit and get marked on individually.
After one week a lad in my group who I’m mates with emailed the lecturer saying that it’s only me and him doing any work and the others aren’t sharing anything. I thought this was a bit premature and a bit weird considering it was only me who’d shared anything. He himself hadn’t shared anything either. The lecturer suggested either giving it another week to see how it goes, joining another group or breaking off into our own group of two. I told my mate that it would surely be better to just stay in the group cos that way we can still receive anything that ever does get shared. Breaking off into a group of two doesn’t really benefit us in any way. He pretended to agree with this but then brought it up again a day later so I just went along with it. The remainder of the group were and still are none the wiser.
Few days later he asks if I can send him my stuff, which I do. He asks if I can go in with him on one of the days off and get the stuff done that we haven’t done yet. I go in and do it all with no contribution from him and then scan and email it to him. He finishes all of our communications with ‘oh and i’ll send you that stuff.’ Or ‘i keep forgetting to send you my stuff’ but never actually sends it. He’s extremely neurotic and not the type to just forget to send something.I hint that I need his stuff ‘gonna start that report tomorrow so if you can email me your stuff’ and he says ‘i’ll send you it now’ and then doesn’t.
In the lesson today only me and him from our group turned up. The lecturer comes over and says ‘still having trouble with the other group members then? if they ask for any data from you don’t give it to them.’ Thinks me and him are collaborating and sharing stuff properly. At the end of the lesson mate asks me if i want to go to the library to get the last bit done i.e. the last bit that he needs from me, that I’ll do with no contribution from him and send him. It turns out everywhere is too busy to find a place to do work so we go home. Before we leave I casually ask him if he can send X Y and Z and then I should be alright for my report. He says he will do and then I go home and realise he’s not going to send anything and I don’t understand his motive or how he can be totally amicable and friendly in person despite clearly having some sort of sinister ploy to not send me anything for no apparent reason? And then I made this thread and drank Irn Bru and I just had a Chilli Cheese and Chicken wrap and listened to that song I made a thread about.
tldr: a lad I’m mates with seems to secretly hate me or something and won’t send me the work I need for my uni report even though I’ve been sending him my stuff and I can’t understand why and it’s fucking making me depressed as fuck