I make a lot of stupid mistakes. But, I’m not alone. Joseph Blatter, president of FIFA — essentially football’s/soccer’s international government —, has recently admitted that awarding Qatar the privilege to host the 2022 World Cup was a mistake. Why? Because he now realizes how damn hot it gets in Qatar during the peak summer months. One alternative is to host the tournament during the winter, but this will conflict with the schedules of the various European leagues.
I’ve made a similar mistake before. I live in San Diego, which has relatively mild year-round weather. In October 2011, I flew out to Toronto, Canada. I didn’t bother checking the weather — it didn’t even occur to me —, so I flew out in shorts and a t-shirt. Boy, was I in for a surprise.