I don’t know why a person would pretend to like me when they clearly do not. What, I’ve never been disliked before? I’m pretty sure 95% of my high school hated me and I still showed up every day.
I just want this person to admit they don’t care for me. I don’t like them, but they clearly can’t take a hint!
Unfortunately, the circumstances dictate that I can’t tell them to shove off as this would be dubbed unprofessional.
Maybe one day, when I win the lottery, or by some twist of fate, my writing gains recognition, I can tell this person what I think of them, but allow them to unload on their disdain of me as well.
I think we all know this won’t happen as I have no luck in gambling and if my writing ever becomes successful it will be posthumously.