If it happens once it happens too often. Me and the other teams behind me said move, went around the individual and got to the table a second too late. The more frustrating part is that instead of recognizing that blocking the only access to the table was an issue and simply apologize (I recognize that I was cutting it very close after replacing a broken box), the individual create a full out fake story about not being where everyone saw him to be.
If you are going to be an official rep of a contest, you should have the best interests of the teams as a top priority, not socializing in front of the turn-in table with 5, 4, 3 seconds left on a clock. That's just my opinion and this individual is not welcome near me ever, rule change or not.
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