I was watching Numb3rs the other day on Netflix, and there’s an episode that starts with a guy shooting up the FBI offices. And Charlie, while freaking out and cowering on the floor, reaches up onto the desk above him to grab his laptop, and then hugs it like it’s a teddy bear for comfort. And I had to chuckle to myself, because this reminded me of a nightmare I had the other day (which I’m glad is funny now).
I’m generally one of those people who rarely dreams. And, when I do, I even more rarely have nightmares. But, the other day I had my first grad school nightmare. I guess I’m pretty lucky that it took over 6 years for that to happen.
In my nightmare, there was a giant sinkhole next to my apartment building. And it was slowly, but steadily, encroaching on the building, and so we’re all evacuated. In the initial evacuation, I had grabbed my laptop. However, we’re now realizing that we might not get to rescue anymore of our belongings. And I’m just fully freaking out. I need my old laptop. And my external hard drive. I can’t afford to lose my work! No no no!!! AHHHHHH!!!!!
Yeah, definitely funnier when you’re awake and realize it’s not real. And also kind of sad to realize that your only concern is for items that may have work you haven’t published yet. Gotta get that degree. Screw everything else. 😛
Have you ever had nightmares about grad school? Were they at least funny when you look back at them? Or still terrifying? I’m just glad it was about a very bizarre situation that is very unlikely to ever happen (Canada, unlike Florida, is not known for sinkholes).