Dream 20030815, 7:00 AM:
I’m in a high school classroom, sitting toward the back, near a big cabinet. The male teacher pulls me aside, back to where the cabinet is, and I sort of sit next to the cabinet. I take the ear-plugs out of my ears to listen to him. (I wear ear-plugs only to sleep; this is a sure dream-sign, but I missed it.) He asks if I’m feeling a little uncomfortable or embarrassed; I look down and realize that I’m not wearing any pants. I have on a shirt, and ordinary white underwear, but no jeans. I feel more annoyed than anything – frustrated with myself for forgetting that stage in my morning, but not embarrassed or very upset.
I walk down to the office, to get some sort of excuse to go home. I walk in and start talking to a woman who is apparently the nurse; she reminds me of the lady lawyer on some TV show, with long hair and a pretty round face. We talk for a little bit, and I’m explaining to her that I sometimes have bouts of explosive diarrhea (which term seems to make a significant impact on her) and that I must have forgotten to put my pants back on after I went to the bathroom. She nods sympathetically. Several other women come into the room, and I have to tell the story again. They are hanging out, as if it’s break hour at the teacher’s lounge. I keep having to remember to take the ear-plugs out of my ears.
I walk out into the little reception area of the offices, and there on a coffee table are my jeans laid out; I pick them up, with a sort of “There you are, where have you been?” feeling, and put them on. I tell everyone that I’ve found them. I still want to go home, though. I walk down the hallway with a pass in my hand, a white slip of paper with a tick-box checked off with green high-liter marker.
Outside, I pick up a cart to carry my stuff to my car. I get out to the car, which seems a long way from the door, and then I tell the cart to go back… it seems like a dog, or a horse now. I make some sort of motion with my hand, which magically sends it off. I put my things in the car, and get in. *end*