I'm still working on Not Pink and came to this section in which the robot is mentioning something that happened. The story is told in present tense so I'm wondering if this had is needed. Making it past perfect? Or if leaving out the had works. Just in time. Mr. Willoughby is unstrapping his helmet. I bank near the stage. Three weeks ago I wasn’t in position and Mr. Willoughby threw his helmet and hit a customer in the head. Luckily, the customer was drunk. Barney and Galt had stuffed him into a cab and sent him home.