Mr Gibbons urged, encouraged, persuaded and challenged me to build and develop his major (£38K), lovely website project by his oft repeated promises, assurances and reassurances that he would be a willing, capable, competent, reliable and trustworthy project partner. I was fool enough to believe him. I was also a 'very willing victim', as I was looking for a good website project that I could really get my teeth into. I was suckered in by Mr Gibbons' promises.
But, Mr Gibbons' real motive for wanting me to build this project was that he hoped and expected that another good pubs website, built by me, would (again) enable him to pretend to his silly scallywag monkey friends, that he was (again), 'really' being a 'very great and clever fellow'.
(As a very postive person, I asked myself, what could possibly go wrong? As the part of the project I needed Mr Gibbons to do, would have been well within the compass of an average eleven year old).
Sadly, the Mr Gibbons who rocked up to do this project was NOT the willing, capable, competent, reliable and trustworthy project partner that he promised to be. In fact he proved to be the EXACT OPPOSITE. Mr Gibbons was unwilling, unable or incapable of doing any real work at all.
I quickly found that Mr Gibbons was beyond being unreliable and untrustworthy, I could absolutely rely on him to be unreliable, and trust him to be untrustworthy.
(I would really have welcomed having a willing, capable, competent, reliable and trustworthy project partner)!