A Working Dream

The other night, I had an odd dream.  I was at a restaurant.  While I couldn’t identify which restaurant it was, I somehow knew that it was my friend’s restaurant and he or she was short-staffed so I offered to help.  In what felt like a several-hour shift, I ran around taking orders, serving food, and clearing tables – although since I have no prior experience working in a restaurant I kept making mistakes that caused trouble that exceeded the amount of help I provided.

If I’m not mistaken, the dream was near the end of my night’s sleep.  When I awoke, I was exhausted as if I had been working all night long.  Weird, huh?

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  1. Hm… if I had a Freudian bent to my psych-speak, I would try and interpret your dream… as is, I will simply say that in my experience, it’s better to NOT try and figure out what dreams are… unless it seems like a divine revelation, it’s usually easier to just let it go!

  2. Lol, I often have dreams just before I wake up, and I wonder if it’s because I only dream after getting some decent rest, or if it’s because I dream all night, but I only remember the latest ones…

  3. Gee that sounds depressing – you’re not getting paid for all your hard work!I’ve had a similar dream where I was scrubbing the bathroom and I woke up exhausted and my bathroom was still dirty!

  4. @Roadlesstaken –  Still processing those painful memories of child labor? Ha ha…@Passionflwr86 –  That makes sense…@yang1815 –  It wouldn’t be the first time. I’ve frequently conducted training classes in my sleep.@sassyjessie –  Oh, that’s very common for me, too. While I don’t dream much, or at least don’t seem to remember them, the ones I have close to when I wake up definitely carry over into my mood.@ZSA_MD – @feckyou_feckme – @ElusiveWords – @stepaside_loser – @everyday_yogi –  In this case, I suspect I had the dream because we’ve been going to a friend’s restaurant (although it was not the restaurant in the dream) and the one challenge is the staff there seems a little uncoordinated. Tawn and I had discussed that they need to bring the staff up to the next level, so maybe in my dream I was trying to help out. Who knows@aPieceOfTheSky –  I wonder about that, too. Do I dream all night or only before I wake?

  5. What a coincidence! I had a similar dream last night. In the dream a friend of mine asked me to work in his restaurant as a waiter. I did not accept his offer and said that I would want to be a writer. He said, “That’s fine. Give me a copy when you finish writing your book.”

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