Sep 17, 2008

Past My Nightmare Quota

The other night I had 2 nightmares where I woke up in a cold sweat and my heart racing. What made them particularly terrible was they were the kind that seem so REAL when you're dreaming them.

In my first nightmare, my boss called me into his office and had a talk with me. It wasn't a bad talk, it was a "getting to know you" talk. We talked about our interests, our families, and found we had a lot in common. Imagine my surprise then when I went back to my desk and it wasn't there. No computer, no picture of me & Tracie, no desk. I asked my coworkers around me what was going on, if it was some kind of joke, but they shrugged and said no, you're fired. I was then escorted out of the building with a box of my belongings, and I remember wandering around North Orem, wondering what I should do, where I should go, and how I was going to tell Tracie I got fired again. I haven't been so relieved to wake up in a long time.

After going back to sleep I was haunted by night terrors again. Quite literally, as it made less sense, and included a horror from most everybody's childhood. I was driving down State Street in Orem being chased by Pennywise the Clown. What made it even more terrifying was all the street lights were out and my headlights didn't work, so I couldn't see anything, but I could hear him chasing me. I haven't dreamed about killer clowns/molesters in years.

Now, the funny thing about the two dreams is that the getting fired dream scared me a lot more than the clown dream. After I woke up from my It dream I actually laughed a little. I guess our dreams can show us what we're really afraid of. Failure, and Tim Curry in clown make-up.

*At least it wasn't Tim Curry dressed as Dr. Frank N. Furter, or Michael Jackson dressed as Michael Jackson.


Tracie said...

You're funny. The getting fired dream probably would've scared me more. Maybe. I do hate clowns. A lot.

Kris said...

Geeze, aren't you glad it was just a dream.

Heather said...

I still have my old childhood nightmares once in a blue moon. But you are right to say that our adult nightmares are scarier. Ever been shot in the head at point blank range, and woke up just before you died?