Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dreams Part Uno

I have an issue with past jobs and my dreams.

My first job-ever-was pretty demanding. It was at a frozen custard shop and before you laugh at that being demanding....let me give you a few "highlights" from working there for years.

*They used to time how fast we could scoop custard. Cones, concretes, etc. They timed it.

*After they set down their stopwatch they would get out a scale and weigh it. Seriously.

*I would work until sometimes after 1 am. While in high school. And then during college. It. was. horrible.

*I once slipped in the walk in cooler. Someone had spilled custard mix and wiped it up. With water. Which then turned into a black ice. I ran to get some stuff during an extremely busy summer nite and totally wiped out! I was SO black and blue and they were so nice to me. In fear of being sued. Ha.

*A man once claimed he gave us a $50. Except there was no fifty in the register. He then threw all of his custard items (I distinctly remember a root beer float exploding as it hit the wall). Now that was fun.

Anyway, I used to have dreams about this place all the time. Now that I am having those "crazy" pregnancy dreams? I can't stop dreaming about this place! I dreamed about a woman who abducted a baby there on her bicycle and then tried to shoot me--which never happened, btw! I dream about just working and working....scooping one treat after another.

Does anyone else have dreams about old jobs? Anyone? Or am I the only one who was so traumatized by this job that it is forever engraved into my brain....

Because let me say--there are many things I would love to dream about....but it is always this place...

14 comments:

amanda said...

that same man tried to con me at my old job with the same $50 bill :)

as for the weird dreams - i always have them. so vivid and real it's scary!

Jill and Rick said...

NOT MORE CUSTARD DREAMS! STOP IT!

& yes, I still dream about my old workplace. or rather, old coworkers. grrrrrrrr. I just consider it confirmation that I made the right choice to leave.:-)

Love you!

Sweet dreams!

Hera said...

Sorry for the bad flashback dreams honey. But man do I miss the free really yummy custard!

Miss you all the time! :)

Amanda @ notsoextraordinary said...

i had a job working at adt security and it was the WORST JOB EVER. while i was actually working there, i had dreams all the time, but since leaving there about 4 years ago i don't have them anymore...

Krystyn said...

Oh, the crazy preggo dreams. Not fun.

I love it when people try to quick change you, too, saying they had a certain amount of money, then they want $10s, no wait $5s...too much!

Anti-Supermom said...

I love pregnancy dreams - they seem to be the only ones I ever remember.

Mine are always of the 'sexual' nature though. I have no idea why.

My husband loves me being pregnant.

Elaine A. said...

Pregnancy does bring on the crazy dreams, doesn't it? Obviously that place scarred you for life and for that I am SO sorry! I hope you start dreaming about something else soon! : )

Kristi said...

That place was AWFUL to work at! I think I only lasted a couple of months b/c they wouldn't let me make appropriate scheduling changes for soccer practice or something.

Funny that you still dream about that place!!!

Formercitygirl said...

I hate dreams about old jobs. They're old jobs for a reason.

a H.I.T. said...

I hate work dreams. My whole body tightens up and I wake up sore. From dreaming. Ouch.

...The Obnoxious SAHM.... said...

I just found your blog. I LOVE IT! I am your newest follower AND I am putting your button on my page. :)

I HATE dreams about old jobs too. UGH! Awful feeling.

Formercitygirl said...

I heard on a radio show that because of the economy, people are having nightmares more frequently.

Clare said...

wow, that sounds like quite the workplace environment!! I used to always have dreams about marrying my college boyfriend (which would have been horrible), only to wake up and realized I married Chris and feel so relieved. I always wondered what those dreams meant! weird!!

Meg K. said...

Ha! I forgot about the timing and weighing of the custard products...they took everything so seriously there.