They never realized the danger of a plodder. Because that was the best way to describe Maria, she was a plodder. She wasn’t the quickest worker, or the most enthusiastic, but she could work hard and steadily for hours and hours on end.
And that’s what got in them all in trouble. Maria would plow through even the most tedious of jobs, looking at even the smallest of details, comparing them back to what they should be. Where others would have gotten bored, given up, let their eyes glaze over in thoughts of going home or what was for dinner, Maria kept working. Maria kept focusing. Maria kept plodding alone.
They never realized the danger of a plodder. That’s why they didn’t realize that when their case was assigned to Maria, they were caught.