Thursday, June 20, 2013

Worthless Money

I took a motorboat ride for an hour or so to have a break from taking care of the kids. Stopped at a casino / mall / amusement park before coming back. Decided to get the kids some popcorn and bring it back. Paid my money, but the popcorn machines had just been turned off for the night. Couldn't get a refund, and all the rest of my money had been turned into tokens that only worked at the park. The boat, it turned out, was also the park's, and they were also being retired for the night. I was stuck with no way to get back to the kids. I didn't even have money for a bus fare. Asked people and park workers for help, but they answered variously wearily or angrily; everyone else was in a worse situation than I was. Finally I stomped my feet in frustration and woke up.

Six weeks later, I had a dream with a similar theme (another stress-dream about my money being made worthless): I was at a convenience store, trying to buy something small. The woman behind the counter, who was very nice but wasn't a great English speaker, was having trouble accepting my credit card. I remember reading out the numbers very slowly and carefully for her. Then she smiled and handed me a receipt: she had charged my ENTIRE credit card and changed it into store credit! I freaked out, protesting loudly, but it sounded as though nothing could be done...

Woke up a bit and then fell back asleep. I had a flying car, I think, but my main concern was dashing around doing a bunch of errands.

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