Nightmare #258 – Work Weak

“…my back started getting numb. My whole right side from my shoulder on down starting tingling and then going dead…”

(Male, 20’s) Strange dream, really disturbing.

I was at work sitting in front of my computer, except that instead of an actual office, I was in a cubicle. One cubicle among many. Sort of like that dream about not having any pants, maybe. And my back started getting numb. My whole right side from my shoulder on down starting tingling and then going dead. But I kept working, typing at the keyboard because there was something important I had to finish.

And of course just then my boss shows up. My actual boss never comes to my office and is in fact a pretty cool guy but the boss in my dream was very stern and quiet. I stand up from my desk as a sign of respect and he sits down in my chair like I’d offered it to him. “Let me inspect your disc images,” he says. And in the context of the dream, I know what he’s talking about, because right now, I don’t have a clue. But in the dream, I knew that my “disc images” were a mess, that they were scattered among half a dozen folders, weren’t clearly labeled, etc.

And my legs start to give way, first on my right hand side but before I know it I’ve collapsed to the floor. Most of my body is crumpled up under the desk as I’m trying to direct my boss where he can find those files on my computer. He’s very quiet, not exactly patient but just unconcerned that I’ve completely lost control.

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