Thursday, January 27, 2011

Only In Dreams

My older brother called me during my lunch break today. And I was in the middle of a very intense dream sequence during my nap. So the only thing I remember him saying to me was, "Why are you breathing like that?" Then I mumbled something about naps and the line went dead. I went back to sleep and then back to work eventually.

But I just looked at my phone and it shows that I talked to him for five full minutes. So now I'm worried. I'm worried that I said something really weird or mean or insulting. And even if I didn't, I'm still worried. Because if I carried on a normal conversation with him without him noticing or me remembering, then there's no telling how many conversations I've had like that. Apparently, sleeping me is very convincing as a normal person.

I wonder if I've promised something or agreed to something in a sleep conversation. I bet I have. I bet I've told someone I'd meet them and then stood them up. I've probably lost friends while sleeping.  I'm such a jerk in my sleep.


Lynnette said...

In high school, I had dreams about asking my dad permission to go somewhere or do something. I thought they were real, not dreams. Got me in trouble more than once. Finally I started telling my mom everything I thought had happened recently when I'd wake up in the morning, and she'd tell me what had really happened and what I had dreamed (dreamt?). It only lasted a couple of months, but boy was it strange.

Jeska said...

My father had a favorite story of answering math questions correctly while sleeping through college classes. The ability to converse and sleep at the same time has not gone away.

I found this out the hard way in high school, after calling him to come pick me up after some late-night event. I waited for over an hour, and he never showed up.

Beth said...

My husband does the same thing. He can answer his phone in his sleep, have upwards of 20 minute long conversations and have no idea in the morning. He is also notorious for getting up and eating amazing amounts of food in his sleep, and have no idea he ate anything at all when he wakes up. It makes for some great stories for me to tell. :)