The Big Question
Under most circumstances, I am happy to let the professionals handle the kind of work I do here on the island. I’m no expert at sheetrock, or a perfect axe-wielder, but for some reason it all works out down here. And by “works out” I just mean that I don’t accidentally kill anyone. So the bar is pretty low, but still.
The first day at a worksite is always full of stop-and-go action. We give instructions, wait for them to be digested, work for a bit, run out of materials, invent other things to do, and then when we finally get the right materials it’s late afternoon, it’s hot, and everyone is pretty tired.
The big question mark, then, is what happens when those materials show up late in the afternoon. Does the team shrug and push the new work off until Tuesday? Or do they step up, dig deep, and make the most of every moment they can?
It’s kind of a dumb question, because no team I’ve worked with down here has ever shrugged the afternoon off into tomorrow. But still, how easy could that be? We’ve got a nice meal waiting, some free time to maybe hit the pool and play some volleyball. But the team, no matter the size, never fails to remind me how dumb a question it really is.
When that truck pulls up full of supplies late in the first day, the team shows up in full to make sure the job gets done. You should come watch it sometime, it’s pretty cool how it all comes together.
The internet here has robbed us of our live chats, but hopefully we’ll get a video up for you soonish. We’ll see.