Lucid Intent? No
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I walked back into the kitchen where I used to work. My replacement, Dwayne was there, and in the dream in general, my voice was mumbled and hard for even me to hear, but my thoughts seemed to get conveyed. I said something and he muttered about he was taking a break or something, or going for a smoke. Anyway, I started working, wshing the pots, as I used to.
The dishwasher was different, it was like the one we have at home, and I loaded it and put it on, never realising. This carried on for a while, and one of the trainee chefs Sean came over to talk to me as he used to, and he never shuts up. I kept working, after noticing a weird drawer open at my feet, containing an ornate china teapot, white with blue patterns, which looks like a china vase in my living room. Also, the dishwasher changed again without me noticing, to a toploading dishwasher! So I had the tray of plates and stuff, and opened the top of the washer, which was full of water. I then lowered the tray in, trying to keep it level. The tray felt like it was slipping out of my grasp, but I was so intent that it wouldn't drop unevenly, that I think the power of my intentions stopped this happening. Then I realised there was room for another tray on top of the one which had sunk, and I wondered if I should wash the weird teapot.
Next, I had to clear out a deep grey plastic tray of melon pieces and sliced onions, which turned to dust as I held them over the bin. THen, Sean came over to talk to me again, but the view was strange. It was as though I was lying down, and he was standing at the 'bedside' as it were. He was talking a lot, as usual, and I was looking at his t-shirt, which had moving words slowly sliding across it in places. I had a tendency to partially ignore him when he was rabbiting on, so I was doing so, but we were actually talking about lucid dreaming! He is an amateur DJ, and he was saying he can tell by the sound quality, he was saying the sound just wasnt quite right. I never realised my voice didn't sound right at the time, or never thought to do a reality check.
I had to get back to work soon, and I realised that I should be putting things away by now. I had loaded about three or four loads, but none had come out and I hadn't put anything back. I walked along to where the loads would come out in waking life, then realised that I should just put the most recent load in. I looked down at the dishwasher, whose door was now flipped down (not toploader) and realised there were no tablets left. At this point, I necessarily realised that there should be an industrial dishwasher there, and as I thought this, it was there, but there was no cleaning fluid in the two containers underneath it. I couldn't be bothered to go and get some, so some just materialised, and I carried on working! I didn't realise this power at the time. But something was clearly different.
Lastly, I talked to Linda, one of the waitresses, and I told her I wasn't working here again, just came to say hi and was working for a minute, and that I was covering for Dwayne. I also realised I hadn't seen the chef Tony either. I looked aroudn to the main kitchen area, and realised most of the staff were different. Then I saw round the corner that Tony was in fact there, but was really busy in the dessert area, so I left him to it. End.
This going back to work theme is strange, probably a message that I need to earn some money. Also, I was so close to lucidity that it was annoying!