I was watching a video on youtube and there was a line :
Until you made me think about how hard it is to be a good Santa, I thought I'd be a strong candidate for the job.
I thought that we should use the present tense and future tense here, as the situation happens in the future. So, in my opinion, it should be:
Until you make me think about how hard it is to be a good Santa, I thought I'll be a strong candidate for the job.
Can someone please explain why we use the past tense in this sentence? Also, as past tense is used here, shouldn't it be "how hard it WAS"? why is it "how hard it is"? Below is the link of the video, the line is at about 4:48