Those pesky characters seem to be always getting in the way.
And no matter how much you think you have that character down, they always find a new way to surprise you.
Of course, these people are mostly an amalgam of characteristics that you’ve observed over a long period of time.
I used to sit at the railway station at busy times to observe people and filled a dozen notebooks with both characteristics and eccentricities.
A little backpedaling is required. I know there isn’t time for revisions, but there are ‘glaring’ mistakes, even for a first draft which is not meant to be perfect.
As they say, moving on…