Last Night’s Weird Car Theft Dream

In the second weird dream that I had last night, I dreamed that I was walking around my neighborhood when I suddenly realized that I was in a dream and that I needed to wake up.  So, I decided that I should commit a crime because I knew that, as soon as the police arrested me, I would wake up.

So, I walked up to a car that was parked in front of a house and I looked inside.  I saw that the door was unlocked and that keys were still in the ignition.  I got in the car, started the engine, and drove off.

As I drove around for a little bit but I didn’t see any police.  So, I decided to go to Northpark Mall and do some shopping.

At the mall, I was not only having a great time shopping but I was also happy to see that whole place was decorated for Christmas!  As I walked around the mall, I suddenly noticed that there was a huge amount of people in what appeared to be an antique store.

I stepped into the store and I saw that there was a long line of people waiting to go through a door that led into the back of the store.  I also saw that my friend Amy was standing at the back of the line so I walked over to her and asked her what was going on.

She told me that the antique store was actually an embassy and everyone was waiting to have their papers checked.  She told me that everyone in the back of the store was a political prisoner and that she was there to protest the embassy’s human right violations and that the store was a dangerous place to be.

“Are you sure you want to be here?” she asked me.

I shrugged and said, “It’s just a dream.”

So, I joined Amy in line.  One-by-one, people were allowed to enter the back of the store.  It took forever but finally, Amy and I reached the door.  Looking through the doorway, I saw a room that had one table, three chairs, and a lot of uniformed men.

“Are you ready?” Amy asked me.

I looked at the men in the room and then said, “No, I change my mind.”

“What about the cause?” she asked me.

“What cause?” I replied, before walking out of the antique store.

I had spent so much time in the antique store that Northpark Mall was now closing.  As I left the mall, I found myself wondering why I hadn’t been arrested.  What if this wasn’t a dream?  What if I had really stolen a car and then abandoned my friend in a foreign embassy?

Standing outside the mall, I started to get worried but then I saw a police car pulling up.

“Thank God,” I said.

And then I woke up.

Last Night’s Frustrating Quest Dream

Finally, I have a new dream to share!

It’s not that I haven’t been dreaming in the month between this post and my last.  In fact, I know I’ve been dreaming quite a bit because I wake up every morning with fragmentary storylines in my head.  But, for whatever reason, I haven’t been remembering the dreams as well as I usually do.  Often, I discover that I’ve forgotten my dream by the middle of the day.

So, I better go ahead and get this one down before I forget it!

In this dream, I was walking through Northpark Mall when I suddenly saw a store that I had never seen before.  The store had a lot of glowing neon on the walls but, as I stood there looking at it, I couldn’t figure out what exactly it was that they sold.

I stepped into the store and saw two women talking while a man stood behind a counter and listened.  I could tell that one of the women was the owner and the other woman and the man were employees.  The owner was complaining that her employees were incompetent and that she wished she had someone else working at the store.

“I’ll do it!” I said.

All three of them stared at me.  The owner asked me if I really wanted the job.

I shrugged and said, “What is it?”

The owner didn’t answer my question.  Instead, she said, “If you want the job, I need you to go to the store across the street from the mall and pick something up for us.  You’ve got thirty minutes.”

Eager to get the mystery job, I ran out of the store and out of the mall.  It was only when I was standing in the mall parking lot that I realized that 1) I had no idea what store I was supposed to go to, 2) I wasn’t sure what I was supposed to get, 3) I already had a job, 4) it took me 15 minutes to juts get out of the mall so there was no way that I would be able to make the 30 minute deadline, and 5) I had no idea where my car was.

And that’s when I woke up!