So, one of my classes this semester is Communicative Speech Disorders and we have been assigned a group project that is due at the end of April. Please allow me to stress the word--- GROUP.
1. I truly hate group projects because,
2. I always end up with people I would rather kick in the throat than work with.
And this group is not an exception.
I will name my partner anonymous. She has me on the verge of changing my phone number and dropping the class. She goes into panic attacks if I am not in the class room before she is, calls me every. single. day. sometimes twice a day only to complain about the professor or God only knows what else. Truth be told, I block her out within the first 30 seconds of the phone call-- if I even answer the phone.
Just to give a brief idea of what I'm being subjected to--Tuesday, I decided to have a cigarette break in between my classes because I had time. When I walked into class, "Anonymous" was in freak out mode.
Anonymous: Oh thank God you are here, I was just getting ready to call you.
Me: Um..... Okay? Why?
Anonymous: Because you are always here before I am and today you weren't. I was going to call you to see if you were coming to class.
Me: Um... really?? Because I got here a few minutes later than normal??
Anonymous: Well I didn't know, I just knew you weren't here when I got here.
Me: Well Lord knows I need all the nicotine I can get before I sit through this class. And honestly, you are lucky that I wasn't shooting heroine to make it through this class period knowing you are here.
Then she called me last night... And for the record, I didn't have her name programmed into my phone to warn me that it was her. It's programmed now so I know not to answer the phone---
Anonymous: Have you checked blackboard yet today??
Me: No, I've had a pretty crappy day and the last thing I thought to do was check blackboard.
Anonymous: Oh. Well, I just checked it and do you know wha that heffer (referring to our Prof) has on there?? Notes from Feb. 2. Katie what were we doin Feb. 2?? Takin a test. I swear she is just stupid.
Me: Um, no. Feb. 2 was last Thursday and we had lecture which is why she put the notes up. Feb. 7 is when we took the test. Shoot me just SHOOT ME NOW... IN THE FACE!
Anonymous: Oh well.. I just don' know what to do. I am thinking about switching the class because she is stressin me out fo real.
Me: Oh... do you know how to switch classes?? This is how you do it.... (and I proceeded to tell her because remember?? I HATE group projects)
I pretty much tuned her out after that.
This morning, she told me that she's in it for the long haul and cannot switch classes. (banging head on desk) And I shit you not-- she had already called my house today before I got home. Thankfully, my husband did not answer the phone or he would be subjected to it. So I have emailed my Prof to beg her to please find another group to put me in and that I'm on the verge of either dropping the class and/or changing my phone number because I'm on the verge of homicide/suicide. Okay so I didn't use those exact words, but she will get the gist of my urgency.
This woman makes me want to cry while eating a gallon tub of ice cream by myself. Or do illegal drugs.. maybe both.
Fingers crossed that I make it out alive!