"Could you do me a favour?"
The moment he asked, I knew he wanted something. He doesn't usually talk to me, so why did he choose to sit next to me today and started being so friendly.
He asked to photocopy my practical book so he could get an idea of what the discussions are about.
I was rather speechless.
"Don't worry, I won't copy the exact words or anything. I just want an idea of what to write, that's all," he continued.
One whole semester's worth of practicals? His book was practically blank.
I had trouble sleeping last night because I was rather pissed.
At myself and at him.
I was mad at myself because this was not the first time something like this has happened and everytime I would give in and shrug it off. I was so sick of being taken advantage of.
But it was always too hard to put my foot down :(
I was mad at him because he was using me. And if I let him use me, he might do it again. And again.
I didn't know whether I should just pretend to forget to lend him my book or tell him that I couldn't do it because it was just plain unfair.
So I confronted him today.
It was so damm difficult to do!
I told him how I felt. I said that I wasn't happy. I said that I felt used.
Surprisingly, he understood and was really sorry.
He didn't want things to be awkward between us. I didn't either.
So he told me that he didn't want to photocopy my book anymore.
I told him that I would help and dicuss the areas he needed help in.
So we've resolved it and we're both happy.
Now, aren't you proud of me?