Last Night’s Office Dream

It’s been a long while since I shared a dream here on this site.  I’ve been having them.  It’s just that they haven’t really been that interesting and there’s only so many times that I can write about having a dream where I’m back in college and I can’t remember my class schedule.

I know that I had a very long and involved dream last night.  I know it but I can’t really remember much about what happened, which sucks.  I always tell myself that I need to use the pen and paper that I keep on the nightstand to write down my dreams as soon as I wake up but when it’s dark and you’re drowsy and you’re panicking as you try to figure out if you accidentally fell asleep with your contacts in, it’s easy to forget to jot down what you were just dreaming.  I often find myself saying, “I’ll be sure to write it all down later.”  Of course, dreams tend to disappear quickly unless you get them down immediately.

I do know that, in last night’s dream, I had just started working at the receptionist at Dunder Mifflin.  That’s right.  I basically dreamed that I was a character on The Office and that I was the new receptionist.  I know that all of the characters from The Office were in my dream — Dwight, Jim, Toby, Pam, Michael, Kevin, Angela, Oscar, Creed, the whole group — and they all behaved just like they did on the show.  So, fear not — it didn’t turn into a nightmare where Michael Scott was trying to kill me or something.  Instead, it was just an episode of The Office starring me.  I think I even talked to the camera at one point.  I guess it’s about as close as my dreams are ever going to get to being fanfic.

Why did I have this dream?  I’ve been watching The Office on Netflix and and I’ve been reading a book about the show.  In other words, no deep symbolism.  It’s just Netflix working on my subconscious.

I wish I remembered more about the dream.  I know I was in a good mood when I woke up.