New command learned today, while a Gitea deployment was stalled in the "ContainerCreating" step. Short version: the following is valuable.
kubectl get events --all-namespaces --sort-by='.metadata.creationTimestamp'
It's also worthwhile to note that the output from the above is different from the output of:
kubectl get events -A
It turned out that the permissions for a volume were not correct and the PVC mount was timing out.