History is very unforgiving of people who pick the wrong side at the wrong time in the wrong place.
"It doesn't matter who plays, but Jacques always seems to pick the right guys at the right time."
'But I can only pick my best eleven at the time.'
Little one, you picked the wrong sisterhood at the wrong time.
Van Gundy picked the right man at the right time.
Shark had picked the right man at the right time and place.
One of our best sprites was picking his nose at the time.
The Muscadet grape is fairly delicate and must be picked at just the right time.
We'll pick a card from our decks at the same time.
"I never raked leaves and picked lilacs at the same time."