I followed the rules (obviously; if I didn’t, I’m one rubbish cheater). lol
So, you see, putting my pants on took 3 minutes, but I had to fasten my tie as neatly as possible, and that took 2 minutes. 3 + 2 is 5, so I failed this contract 1 minute before it began.
That is maths! (Or “math”, depending on which part of the world you come from.)
I actually got spotted by the security camera in the stairwell that I knew full-well was there, but somehow failed to avoid. Failing one optional condition meant I’d failed all of them, right? So I thought I might as well break the other rules and get a fast time. But I soon discovered that changing outfits wasn’t optional. It was an insta-fail.
And that is what happens when I try to go fast.
P.S. Loner, I liked your briefing. It was pretty dark!