Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bad dreams and Underwear

Last night at work was a pretty good night, right up until I realized that I had my underwear on backwards. This was the first little clue that something was amiss.
As a co-worker and I were talking, the subject of dreams came up. Then she said to me "I had a dream about someone at work".

Me: Well, I hope it wasn't about me.
She's making a sad, kind of pouty face.
Me: Well, it's not like I died or anything.
She looks as if she's about to cry.
Me: I died? No, seriously. I DIED??!!

So she dished: "I was afraid to tell you, but then I thought, what if it comes true? Then I'll have this hanging over my head for the rest of my life because I didn't tell you. I didn't want you to think I was weird or anything, but I thought since we were already talking about dreams I should just tell you". She was now looking at me a little quizzically, as if I had clue. Then she smiled hesitatingly and said "Maybe it can be prevented".

Me: How did I die?
Her: In an explosion.
Me: What?! What do you mean?
Her: Some kind of a fuel tank in your house exploded and you died.
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This morning I called my oil company to make arrangements to have my furnace checked, and the oil tank. . . . . . . and I told Cute Hubby to move the propane tanks for the BBQ away from the back of the house. . . . and maybe I better get around to making out a will, no sense in taking any chances.

30 comments:

SkylersDad said...

If she approaches you with a life insurance form in hand, run away.

diane said...

SkylersDad: Or a match.

jadedj said...

Oh man. I hate that. When somebody tries to do me a favor which involves predicting my life...especially the end of it. Here's where it leads: should you get rid of the propane tanks? Or, should you not. If you get rid of them, it may be that the new ones are defective, but, if you don't then it could be that the old...

Run away...run away!

Mr. Charleston said...

Get yourself a good life insurance policy. You never know when these things will happen. (cue the Twilight Zone music)

drollgirl said...

ack!!! THIS IS MORTIFYING!!! but i am glad you are taking extra measures to be safe. maybe that is a good idea? i don't think of myself as being superstitious, but it doesn't hurt to be careful!

BE CAREFUL!!!!

Cait said...

Yikes..I've never had a dream about that kind of stuff. The freakest dream I ever had at work was that the well, the fellow in the morning who shelves is a bit "special" and will say anything at the blue. Anyway, in the dream he showed up in the staff bathroom with me when I was trying to pee and said we had to start sharing the bathroom together. I never want to be on that hallway with him in the early morning near the bathroom.

I hope you have a good rest of the week. Thanks so much for the sweet note. I so loved it.

diane said...

GUYS & DOLLS: I can't help but notice the difference in how the guys react to this post as opposed to how the dolls do. The guys are all humor and the dolls take it to heart.
Interesting.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy! That would freak me out. Of course the next time I sew the girl with the dream i'd tell her I wrote a letter that's now in a "safe place" saying if i died of suspicious circumstances, to check her out first. That way she'll stay awake all night and not dream about me again :-)

And YES!!! YOu need a will. It's creepy, but a MUST!

xo

Dominica said...

Don't worry D. !! Dreams are always about your personal reflections of your day !
I thinks it doesn't liturally mean something is gonna explode or you are gonna die !
Could be your co-worker was thinking about her life - life and death and all that kind of stuff and because you were the last person she saw that day, you kept poppin' up in the back of her mind !
...
Could also be she can't stop thinking about you and wants to make passionate aglowing love to you ...
feel better now ?
;-o

miriam said...

bad dreams are just bad dreams, you shouldn't worry too much.

Dooder City said...

We went over dreams in my psychology class this summer and I found it my favorite subject. I didn't realize when we sleep and dream, you are actually storing memory from that day...I believe that everything is symbolic in dreams. But better be cautious than anything else.

diane said...

Joanna: You are too funny, I'll remember to tell her.

Domi: Somehow I don't think she's quite that fond of me, call it a hunch.

miriam: Thank you, I'll try not to.

Dooder C: I didn't know that either. Cool.

chloe said...

ah, scary! that sounds like a grisly way to die, too. Personally I believe dreams to be symbolic more than prediction-y (?) but it seems like you're taking proper precautions.

Prunella Jones said...

Holy cow, how nice of her!

You should totally wink and make an explosion noise every time you see her from now on. I would, until I forgot about it anyway.

diane said...

Chloe: Even in symbolism, it's not a good thing.

Pru: I am soooo doing that! Hahaha, you're a genius. xo

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh how awful, Diane! I'll have to do some research to see what that means.
Hubby had a dream that Oldest Daughter was hit by a car in a parking lot in 'Vegas. He told me to really watch her (duh?) and it didn't come true.

So glad that you're having everything checked. After reading Miss Yvonne's post yesterday, maybe you should watch what you eat too! ;)

Hugs!!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Oh yeah, I had my underwear on inside out one day. Nothing bad happened! Although if I had died, I'm sure the Coroner would have got a good laugh.

More hugs!!

Cait said...

Well, I hope you are doing OK. thanks for the note. Glad I could give you a chuckle.

The Man Who Knew Too Much said...

Thank you so much for your comments diane. I always enjoy reading them. :)

I will soon tell something more about EJF on my blog!

diane said...

Dennis: Your blog is so interesting, how could I possibly leave a bad comment?

diane said...

Tracey: I laughed when I got to the part about the coroner. xo

Cait: I really wish you would write a book.

La Couturier said...

Oo; it's always good to be cautious, but I honestly don't believe those things (:

Aw, I wish you entered my contest! You're the wittiest/funniest blogger out there (!!); the slogan isn't being used by Faire Frou Frou; it was just my little idea to get all your creative juices flowin'! (: I like to make things a tad more difficult (;

bisous,
La C.

diane said...

La C: No can do. It was your influence that got me writing the last time, and now I've got a book deal hanging over my head that I haven't even started on. Thank you so much for the encouragement La C., but I'm honestly all tapped out right now.

AH said...

Yeesh! Maybe it has to do with the backwards duds. Make sure they're rightways (?) and you probably won't have a problem. And clean, just in case you do blow up. You don't want people to see you with dirty duds, right?

diane said...

Ann: No problem there, I've had it ingrained into me since childhood to always have clean panties on. And a bra, god forbid I should die without a bra on.

JFK Jean said...

....or anything flammable. I hope you got a chance to straighten out your underwear situation and getting the house checked. What a horrible dream to have....

Jack Daniel said...

Ah...dreams. Some dreams give you a warning, but some dreams are just coincidental (did I spell that word correctly?).

I don't know what it means when you're dying in an explosion. Wow, how spectacular...in a way.

Choo said...

I hate bad dreams!

Lilee said...

great pic!

Girl Interrupted said...

At least you'd go out with a bang! ;)