He wasn’t in the hospital.
High school and group projects: a duo that I’m forever grateful I left behind in 2009. Depending on the dynamics of the actual group, the project could be a breeze, with everyone pitching in and contributing based on their strengths. But sometimes, even a simple assignment would turn nightmarish.
The Reddit gods saw fit to bestow upon us a thread encapsulating the worst aspect of group projects: that one person who won’t do sh*t. They assume everyone else will complete the actual work and they’ll slack comfortably, getting the same grade as their groupmates. Totally unfair, no?
“Elias” lied to evade responsibility for finishing a group project. He didn't expect the OP to follow up — or to call him out for lying.
Reddit reveled in this brazen slacker’s comeuppance and applauded the OP’s due diligence.
“Add the screenshots to the PowerPoint”
“Screw him over? He’s screwing you over by not doing his work and then lying to you. What the hell goes through these people’s minds?”
“Courtney is a good friend. Coming through in the clutch.”
“Damn OP. I love how respectful you were and then you just straight up destroyed him with a single question.
Good on you, especially for saying you would do his part. Hit him with the double whammy.”
“‘If you try to fuck me over’? Nah Elias fucked Elias over.”
“Ends up there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to roasting sh*tty group members, so say ‘bye’ to your afternoon and whatever work you were planning to do during it.
You need to post this to r/shittygroupmembers, they’d love it!”