We all can be thrown off by our environment. What we rehearse perfectly may not happen when we are “in the moment” or run into unexpected conditions. And, sometimes we set ourselves up for the fall when we fail to consider the actual environmental conditions.
I remember a field audit at a fertilizer processing plant where I showed up wearing dress shoes. Bad idea. They were covered in muck and grime in no time … I looked pretty stupid. But, no one laughed at me. Nice of them.
Pitty the poor individual stuck in the costume … but you have to admire the persistence!