A Sign You're Not Ready to Host the World Cup
When you have to tell citizens this message:
Even ordinary citizens are caught up in the spell: Early this month, organizers warned families living near the Soweto stadium not to buy washing machines in hopes of earning money by laundering players’ jerseys, because each player will arrive with at least 30 clean ones.
If you have to tell your residents that the teams aren't looking for laundry services, you might not be quite ready for an international event...
from an article on S Africa racing to get ready for the 2010 World Cup. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/23/world/africa/23worldcup.html?_r=1&oref=slogin