Thursday, October 11, 2007

Two Dreams from Last Weekend

Dream #1

I am changing jobs (dreamed that before, many times lately). I need to be at the new job at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 8 (oh yes, the dream was just that specific). The new job is in a large building, very tall. I leave with what I think is plenty of time to arrive by 8:30. However, I can’t find my car in the parking lot where I’m staying, and this delays me some. I finally find my car but am further delayed by the snow that has begun to fall and make the streets somewhat slippery. I arrive at the parking lot at the new job. After a bit of a struggle to find an empty spot I park and go inside. For some reason, N is with me, and he is keeping up a fairly constant chatter of criticism of every difficulty I am having in my day.

We head to the bank of elevators (another common theme in dreams lately), and have difficulty interpreting which one we need. Unfortunately, I left my piece of lavender colored paper with the information on it and can’t quite remember the correct floor. I know I am to report to HR which is on a different floor from where I will work but can’t remember for sure. I strain to remember and think that it is the fourth floor so we get on an elevator that I think should take us to the fourth floor, but somehow it doesn’t. We end up getting off on the second floor instead. We walk around amid the cacophony of a casino located here, and I see an information desk at the other end so I head there.

The woman at the information desk is very nice as I explain that it is my first day at XYZ Insurance Company (actually it was a real life regional insurance company with which I am familiar but have never worked). Immediately, she sprang to action and gave me a form to complete along with a key. I stopped her and explained that I was supposed to be at HR at 8:30 (it was now almost 9:30!), but she insisted I should go ahead and fill out the form. Once the form is completed, she tells me that HR is on the 24th floor (so I had been wrong about the floor) and that we should take one of the elevators at the other end of the building to get there.

We walk to the other end of the building and look through a confusing maze of elevators. Finally, we choose one that appears to go to the 24th floor. I can’t find the button for the 24th floor, and I get pushed to the back of the elevator before I can figure anything out. We end up getting off on a different floor (I don’t remember which one) that also has a casino on one end but the other is a shopping mall. I feel hopelessly lost. W shows up and I cry on his shoulder and beg him to help me find my way. It is now 10:30, and I’m sure my new job is in extreme jeopardy. He tells me to slow down and tell him everything, and that he will try to help me.

Then I woke up.

Okay, two dreams is too long for one post. You’ll have to wait for the other one.

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