Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatarended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world,Doha!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Welcome to Doha, The Land of Almost. That's what my friend Freda calls it, anyway. My one assignment on tap yesterday was to score tickets to the women's Sony Ericsson tennis tournament that's going down in Doha in three weeks. It was no easy feat, I say. It all started when they were advertised to go on sale on September 24th. That didn't happen, not even almost. I called Khalifa stadium a while back and was told that they were going on sale on September 30th. Well, almost. I showed up on that day to purchase them and was told that they would go on sale on October 5th. Well, almost. The gentleman at Khalifa told me, "maybe tomorrow", but then laughed. Ok, that was up for interpretation? So, when I called the stadium on October 6th, I was informed that "yes" they were indeed on sale at Khalifa and Landmark. Well, almost. I showed up at Landmark with cash in hand and was told that Khalifa and City Center were selling them. So, I jumped in the hoe and drove to Khalifa. I stood in line for an hour outside in the heat while the line almost moved three feet with only forty more feet to go. My math calculations were telling me that this could take a while. So, while I was in line at Khalifa, I called Khalifa and asked if tickets were indeed, without a doubt, on sale at City Center. He confirmed and I took my chances and headed to the mall. After three hours in line, a tall cup of latte, and great conversation with complete strangers that I'll now call friends, I walked away with some pretty nice tickets for what's sure to be an awesome tournament. You were almost right, Freda!
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