What kind of insane person created group projects? Although they often work out just great for the slackers, hardworking people like me get stuck with everything! I just need to rant right now.
We have to do this National History Day fair thing for World History. My friends Josie, Connie and I all decided about a month ago that we would work together. We are all smart and willing to get things done. We've been doing research, going to library etc. But one week ago at lunch, my other "friend" Jennifer says, "So what is our topic for the History Fair?" WTF? When did you decide you were in my group? So I said, "Well, I'm already doing it with Josie and Connie." "Oh.... You know, I really hate Josie. Don't you want to just work with me?" "Um, sorry Jennifer, but I already told Josie I would do it with her." Then the bell rings and we go off to our next class.
The next time I see her, she says, "So what's our topic going to be?" Keep in mind I still haven't told her I would work with her. "Hieroglyphics" "Oh God- that's boring!" "Well, you can choose your own topic then" "Whatever. Just write my name down with yours when you sign up for it." If I were to refuse her, it would ruin our friendship. I've never been best of friends with Jennifer, but she's friends with my friends and we hang out at lunch. It would be awkward if she didn't even like me anymore. So I say okay and she's in my group now.
The four of us got together today to work on our project. Connie, Josie and I had brainstormed together during class on Friday and had a pretty good idea. But no, Jennifer didn't like it. She says, "Well, I have this artistic vision... It'll look great!" She explains this horrible idea, and Connie Josie and I look at eachother in disbelief. I say, "That could work, but the three of us already made this design and we think it will look good" But no, she has to have it painted gray with hieroglyphics on it. So we compromise unwillingly. Jennifer says "So now that we have our plan, I think I'll go home now. I mean, we don't really need to start on it today, just organize our thoughts!" Huh? Last time I checked, it's due in a week and a half! We DO need to start it! But of course, Jennifer goes home around 11, after only 30 minutes with us. :rolleyes Josie Connie and I stick around until 3:30 drawing and painting a pyramid on the thing. And Jennifer's idea is going to look terrible! And we're getting a grade on this! I don't want to get a bad grade in this class just becaue of this stupid history fair. UGH! I hate group projects. At least when I work alone, it's my fault if I screw it up. Okay I'm done ranting for now.