This tent you gave me to use here at Earthcamp is causing me a little trouble. There are parts of it that are actually hurting me! It’s hard to learn how to use it, and even harder to make it do what I want it to do. Sometimes I can hardly sleep at night because it is so uncomfortable.
My Camp Counselors are trying to teach me how to get it working properly, but it’s so tiring. I’m not sure I’ll ever be completely comfortable in it. Can I have a replacement?
Dear Child of Mine,
I am sorry your tent is giving you so much trouble. You will find that it will do that periodically, all through your stay at Earthcamp. Hopefully, as time goes on, you will become more comfortable in it. Sadly, many people never grow to appreciate the tents I give them, and even completely destroy them by neglecting them or treating them too roughly.
The best way to keep it from malfunctioning is to learn how to keep it in good repair, and be diligent to practice those things that keep it running smoothly. I am sorry that I cannot send you a different tent, although I will say that when you come back home we will have no more use for your Earthcamp tent anymore. Won’t that be wonderful? I’m fixing up your beautiful room even now, though your stay at camp is a long way from finished. I am always thinking of you and longing for the day when we will see each other again!
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