I get husband to do heroics with me, he's a healer, he's awesome, his gear is a little on the low side, but s'okay. We get stuff done.
I start asking for achievements for the Red Proto Drake meta, just collecting 5-man heroic achievements when and where we can, and for the most part people are willing to try and if we can't do it we say so and do stuff the normal way.
We get a couple solid achievements done, all of the ones in Drak'tharon Keep, and then joy of joys! We get into OCULUS! A random Oculus!! It has a MOUNT CHANCE! Add to my collection, GO!
I'm super-excited even though the tank and dps drop group immediately, and we wait for another tank and dps and it's cool, everything's good, because we're in OCULUS! Wheeeee!
During the first couple pulls, husband and I both ask to do Amber Void because it's the easiest of the voids but no one replies.
When we finish the first boss and get to the dragons, one of the other guys goes "So no amber drakes?"
And I'm like "Right! Thanks!"
Except the tank goes "I'm good on the amber drake."
I say "Okay, maybe we can do one of the other voids" and link them. But everyone has flown off, so I say "Well, okay, get a red."
The tank gets his amber drake.
"Seriously? You won't even try it?"
No response. From anyone. Except husband, out loud, who is as annoyed as I am but urges me to come on and we'll do the voids another time.
I sigh, angry that this moron idiot jackass is such a moron idiot jackass. How hard is it to learn a different color drake? THERE ARE THREE FREAKING BUTTONS!!!
I try to overlook it and continue the instance, though I'm fuming and have decided to put him on ignore afterward so that I never have to look at his stupid squid face again.
We take care of a few pulls and the tank says "Hold on, I need to repair my boots."
I immediately mount on my Traveler's Tundra Mammoth with its vendors and say "Come here," but he's already in Wintergrasp.
I tell him "Come back in and come here. I have a repair thing."
He says nothing.
"Now. Get back in here. This is faster."
"Please. Please come back. I have a repair vendor. It's faster."
Nothing. A minute of waiting later, he returns and says "Ready?"
I want to STRANGLE him. At this point, if there wasn't the lure of a potential mount in the sack at the end, we would have left. I desperately wanted to. I started trying to vote kick him like crazy and managed to get the vote off but it failed. I DID NOT want to continue with that little moron.
He's continually last to reach pulls and always asks if people are ready even though we've been there waiting for him. I tell him "If the healer's mana is full, you don't have to ask. Just pull." He ignores me and keeps doing it, so I start pulling for him (with Tricks of the Trade). I Tricks a boss and husband says "Thank you" because the tank was taking forever.
So we get to the end, everyone dies but 2 people (including the moron tank) and I say "Just die. It's a wipe." Three of us are running back.
Before I could get back in, and I'm in front, they down the boss. Out loud, I say "Bastard!" and growl.
"Seriously?" I say in party chat. "I don't even know if we get loot now because we were running." And I go off. I'd kept my mouth shut to avoid being kicked until then, but since I didn't have anything to lose at that point, I told them the only reason I stayed with that idiot tank who "irritated me at every turn" was to get the cache with the mount at the end, and now I wasn't even sure I'd get it.
The poor dps probably thought I was angry at him, because he got the boss down, but I wasn't. I was angry that I had to play with that tank because Oculus is something I don't drop from (since it's so hard for me to get into one randomly).
I did get the cache because they didn't open the chest until we were inside, so that's a bonus. I was seriously freaking out over it.
My final words were "Ignoring [tank] forever. ARGH!"
Not my best moments, but I still hate that tank. HATE. I ignored him immediately after leaving and I think maybe next time even Oculus isn't worth dealing with that kind of frustration. He just kept getting on my nerves even after the first thing. Husband thinks he was a kid with no social skills.
All in all, my life would have been much easier if one of the other two dps had voted to kick him. Yeah, it would've been a wait for a new tank, but they wouldn't have had to deal with my freakout at the end. Some people might say I should have dropped, but don't. Seriously. I'm way too angry to be rational about this.
And that's my story. Drama always entertains, though, right?