I found myself working at a supermarket, my job consisting of being handcuffed to a stand, as part of some human display. I didn’t particularly enjoy it, but it paid well. I fell asleep from boredom and when I woke up, I’d been “working” for 5 hours. I decided it was time to go, and slipped out of my cuffs with surprising ease.
I walked around the supermarket, and ran into a childhood friend’s father, who immediately launched into a lecture about my future. Feeling this was all too familiar, I quickly opted out of this one-sided conversation by saying goodbye and walking to my car.
As I started to drive, I began to have an out-of-body experience. From the passenger seat, I watched myself drive. I sensed that the ‘me’ who was driving was doing so very poorly and feeling much anxiety. I began to fear for my safety, as his driving became more erratic and ignored traffic signals. I yelled at him to stop and pull over, so I could take over. It was as if I could not be heard. He gave no response, as fear grew in his eyes.
I began to seriously fear for my life, but more so for my car and future insurance rates, so I did the only thing I had left - I woke up.