Friday, September 09, 2005

Blessing in Disguise

One thing that turned out to be a blessing in disguise at the shelter was an initial shortage of cots. Apparently, we were supposed to get 6,000 cots that first morning, and they somehow fell through. A call was put out to the media, who let the public know that we needed beds. Well, there are only so many cots to be bought around here so what people ended up doing was buying air mattresses. That actually turned out to be a great thing because I would estimate at least half of the people were able to get air mattresses instead of those very small, single person cots that they would have received otherwise. Air mattresses are so much more comfortable than cots that it was actually a very good thing that the shipment didn't arrive - a blessing in disguise.

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