To get a ticket number you have to be in a line which starts by 3:30pm. Tickets are handed out at 4:45pm. The lottery starts at 6:15pm. If your number is called you get a bed number. Everybody is very anxious, waiting for their lucky day, for their number to be called.
Wow. It’s 8:00pm. The lottery is over but somehow the person in charge never called my number. My number gets called late. I go take a shower but there’s no soap and the scrubs I need to wear are not in my size. Finally I arrive at my bed just to find another person is already sleeping there. Mistake by person in charge, need to wait 15-30 minutes to resolve issue. So I got a bed but there is a huge fluorescent light above it all night. There are noisy roommates that go to sleep late. My neighbors are watching movies on their cellulars without earphones.
If you came too late, and there are no more lottery tickets, then you have to wait until 8:15pm to get a bed or sometimes sleep in the lobby to get a soft bed or a mat in the cafeteria.
Tonight I got a bed but the room is very cold. Good night and thank God for getting a bed to rest on.