another recent dream. almost a parody of an old one that I had in college. but the dream revised itself to make sense in a corporate setting.
I woke up one Monday morning. terribly late. so late that I was tempted to call in sick. but morals prevailed, and I trudged my way to office.
when I got there, it was already past noon, and there was an understandable managerial outrage.
funny thing is that, I my dream, my manager actually said that "if you're going to come in so late, you might as well call in sick and relax at home, instead of rushing to office".
and then I thought to myself: this sounds extremely weird. this is probably a dream. I should wake up now and check the time, and rush to work.
and so I woke up, checked my phone. I had overslept, but not as badly as in my dream. I jumped out of bed, raced to the bathroom, got into the shower.
and then, my phone started beeping next to me.
I opened my eyes and realized that was a dream too, and my phone was beeping for the first alarm.
I was early.
and I was dreaming in my dream.
and I had somehow realized that I was dreaming while I was dreaming in my dream.
as the old rhyme goes:
"row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream,
"merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily,
"life is but a dream"