Lessons from that one time I made a true enemy

When I was in university, I decided I would write one of assignments with a person I knew – sort of. We got along pretty well, and we both liked the football (round ball) so what could possibly go wrong? A whole lot as it turned out.

We clashed on almost every front, and we really clashed on the direction of the assignment. We basically wanted to take it in opposite directions, and the direction we ended up going cost us a D. Not the end of the world for either of us, but enough to make us both feel annoyed at the other person.

I blamed him for our bad grade and I told him as much.

Ladies and gentlemen, let this be the first lesson on how to make an enemy. If you want to make other people angry at you blame them for your shortcomings.

Anyways, I soon came to my senses and realized that I’d at the very least been an accomplice in this whole debacle but it was too late.

But whatever, I figured I’d never have to see him again, so who cares right?

Wrong.

We literally work in the same department at a large consulting company and run in to each other every so often. It’s never pleasant, but it’s always a reminder of how to make enemies.

Which is highly counterproductive. I literally cannot think of a single positive aspect of having a enemy, so take it from me and let me advise against it. If you can avoid it, then don’t do it. Don’t make enemies.

It’s not worth it.

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