You are the anchor—the fastest runner. You have done your run–walk intervals and practiced hand-offs. Yet you are somehow still below your projected time. Someone has to be slowing down, dragging their feet, or dropping the baton!
In the 1800s when the direct channel of distribution reached the U.S., the innovators and early adopters had no clue about team spirit as they went door to door, even lurking behind bushes to get a sale.
It’s the top of the ninth, tied for 1 with a two-strike count against you. What a year!