Dear all, this is from the story by Adam Johnson Hurricanes Anonymous. "I got the boy his shots, okay?" "That's good, Randall, ... have you ever seen a child with rubella? My Lord, and this is when it happens, after a disaster. Classic distribution potential." I can see that this is something (pseudo-?)scientific, something like Gaussian (normal) distribution. But why "potential"? Could you explain the sentence in question please?