Last night MayBelle dreamed that she actually said this: “How can you get any better than me?” Out loud. Besides worrying about the grammar, MayBelle is aghast that she would think such a thing, even in a dream. Isn’t that a riot, that MayBelle feels guilty about something she didn’t even do, nor even think in her rational, waking hours, but something she had no control over?
The dream situation was this: MayBelle was working for someone she knows in real life but who has never been her supervisor. She overheard her employer extolling the virtues of another employee, while slighting MayBelle. MayBelle was incredulous that Clueless Boss Lady considered another person to be a more competent worker than MayBelle. Why, this had never happened to MayBelle before, unless you count that time back in the 1980s when she worked for that jerk, let’s call him “B.S.,” who told her maybe she had chosen the wrong profession. Other than that, it’s been smooth sailing for MayBelle in the employment department.
In the dream, MayBelle started to confront Clueless Boss Lady, but about that time Precious came to wake her up because the workmen were at the house to finish the remodel of the master bathroom and Precious knew that MayBelle needed to get up and put on something other than her leopard print flannel pajamas before the guys came lumbering through the bedroom.
MayBelle has never been one to put much stock in her dreams, but she is surrounded by creative types who seem to get a lot out of interpreting and analyzing their sleeping states.
What would they say about this one, MayBelle wonders. That she really is ultra fabulous, or that she is some sort of egomaniac? Maybe, just maybe, they would say, “MayBelle, this dream obviously means you are willing to stand up for yourself when you think you are being misjudged. This is a good thing, MayBelle, a very good thing indeed.”
Or maybe they would say, “MayBelle, this dream obviously means you haven’t dealt with your rage over that long-ago sexist B.S. who hurt your feelings and later went on to crush several other female employees who called you to commiserate after they were subjected to his cruelty. This is not a good thing, MayBelle.”
Either way, MayBelle figures she’s lucky her dream cut off when it did. Goodness knows she’s got enough guilt already.