Sweaty palms? Yes, it's Glasgow 2014 ticket allocation day, when Commonwealth Games organisers begin to let people know which of their ticket applications have been successful. Thousands of people will be nervously watching their inbox this afternoon. Some will be crossing their fingers for a seat at the 100m final, some will pray for cycling tickets, while others will be in a state of panic after realising they have applied for £800 worth of tickets and might, God forbid, get them all.
"How on earth are we going to find a spare £800?" one may ask, a reasonable question under the circumstances. Well, the good news is Glasgow 2014 will not begin taking payments until tomorrow and if the first attempt is unsuccessful because of insufficient funds in the buyer's account, they will try again. Time enough to sell the car.
Besides which, it is really quite unlikely any bidder, having applied for numerous tickets, will get everything they asked for. Going by the experience of London 2012 ticket applicants, the tactic of making multiple applications should secure only a modest return.
And if not? Well, who needs Christmas presents?
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