7 minute drive in 50

It's summer of 2000. June in fact.

I am in Doha, and I am calling my manager at the time (Sadek) about an anomaly in the server software. But that's not the point.

The point is, it was about 1:30pm, which is lunch/rush hour, and I am cruising on the D-Ring road taking one roundabout after the other effortlessly.

Skip ahead 7 years a few months to today.

I just drove my daughter to school, and spent 50 minutes is a traffic jam. The drive in normal traffic takes about 7 minutes.

No body is happier than I am about the progress happening in Qatar. This side of the progress is depressing.


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