So, I mentioned in the previous post that I've been busy. One thing that has been time consuming recently is my voluntary status with an organization called International Friendships INC. It serves the international students at Ohio State and many other universities in the region.
Yesterday I participated in the annual garage sale day. This is where over 75 people from churches all over the city volunteer to drive 200+ international students all over town in order for them to furnish their dorms/apartments.
I had 3 Chinese girls in my car for 4 hours yesterday afternoon. I learned a lot from these girls including one interesting little fact. The Chinese do not use sheets. They don't use sheets. What? Apparently they lay on a mattress with a blanket on top of them. From my days in China I know there are sheets in the country and in fact, I used sheets while I was there, both on sleeping trains and hotels. It seems though that the average Chinese person is not accustomed to sheets.
I told my friend Faby (who works with internationals on a daily basis) that her goal needs to be converting these Chinese people to sheets! Really? Can you imagine a life without sheets? Goodness.