Originally Posted February 3, 2003
When Amesville elementary school teacher Jane Walker went on-line to buy a new throw for her living room couch, little did she know of the surprise that she would receive. Instead of going home and finding the beautiful new crocheted afghan throw, she actually found that she had been sent a real afghan. Refugee Daven Porte Hassan was delighted with his sudden change of surroundings, claiming, “If she would only let me stay here, I would gladly herd her goats and sheep, as well as do perimeter counter-terrorist surveillance. I am good at these things,” he said. Walker is trying to keep things in perspective. Meanwhile, repeated e-mails to the eBay seller have bounced and Walker has been forced to send numerous bad feedback messages to no avail.