I’ve had this recurring theme in my dreams for years. I’m driving and when I hit the brakes, the car won’t come to a complete stop. I’m jamming the brake pad with all my might and the car just won’t stop rolling forward.
In my dream this morning, two things had changed: The car was on reverse instead of going forward. Also, an accident finally happened. (Previously, I always wake up before any mishap happens.)
I was trying to reverse park Makkuro in an open air car park. The Goonfather was on the passenger seat.
When I was done getting the car into position, I stepped on the brake but Makkuro wouldn’t stop. He kept rolling backwards (as if there’s a lot of space in the lot to roll backwards).
I said, “Why is Makkuro rolling backwards? I’m stepping on the brake as hard as I can!”
The Goonfather said something about the brakes not working because the ground was sloped downwards.
The car rolled for, like, half a minute, enough time for us to have a conversation.
Suddenly, I felt us rolling down a very steep slope and Makkuro rolled right off the ground. I had time to think “uh oh” before we launched into air, backwards.
We actually did a slow somersaut as we descended. I still had time to think, “We’re going crash and die.”
But, miraculously, we didn’t crash and die. Makkuro landed the right way up in a ditch and we were unhurt, although Makkuro lost his entire roof.
The first thing I said was, “I’m sorry I caused Makkuro to get hurt.”
The next thing I said was, “I need to take photo!”
As I rummaged in my bag to get my Blackberry, the Goonfather jumped out of the car and started walking away.
Without someone to help, I had an impossible task taking a photo of myself in the scene of the accident. But I still had to try because I needed to have some good pictures for blogging.
Then I started to panic because I couldn’t get my picture and I had the sense that I needed to get out of the car quickly because that’s what people normally do when they get into an accident.
That’s when I woke up. And realised that it was late (12pm) and I’d missed breakfast.
(I had been fantasizing about McDonald’s breakfast last night as I went to bed hungry, so I was a bit disappointed to wake up so late.)
But I’m glad Makkuro is fine. Isn’t that the best thing about nightmares? You wake up and everything that’s bad has disappeared and you’re relieved that it never actually happened.
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