how about you change the angle, so that the dude would stand on a
narrow path sourrounded by a glowing pit of lava and in front of him
would be a mountain.
Then all the people on the bed would have som sort of insignias on them,
like on a shirt, a tattoo , an earring, etc. and on the mountain side there
would be other beds or sumthin, places mrked with flags or stone pillars
with insignias on them corresponding to those on the people.
then that dude would have to climb the mountain and take all the people
to their places and some of the people would cheer him on , some would
shout insults and some would just be enjoying the ride.
Ans still the dude would try his best but still the journey would be difficult
and some people would always fall from the bed into the lava…
maybe the dude stumbled once and the bed rocked too much, maybe the
wind caused the rocking… maybe someone on the bed threw a brick
at the dude and he shook the bed himself to get rid of the miscreant…