There is a proverb saying that if the Lord closes one door in front of you, he will immediately open another one. And you must have experienced such things yourself - just try to remember and your memory will be pleased to provide you with lots of examples when a failure proved to be a lucky coincidence! However, in this case the Lord must have forgotten to open a new door, and these poor strangers had nothing else to do but panic! And guess what? You'll enjoy it!