One problem in the novel Around the World in 80 Days is that Mr. Fogg needs to get around the world in 80 days or else he will lose £20,000 a bet he made with some colleuges.
I would bet £20,000 that one can get around the world in 80 days!
I think Mr. Fogg should have solved this problem by planning everything out beforehand, instead of figuring it out as he went.
I'm sorry, sir, you told me to book this one!
You were supposed to book the other steamer!
Instead, Mr. Fogg just left without planning it all out, which might have put his whole trip in jeopardy. This might have caused Mr. Fogg to tell Passepartout to book a slower steamer, which could make them get around the world too slowly.