Sometimes, the problems we face throughout the day find a way of seeping into our dreams. Dream interpreters might say that’s our mind figuring out a way to resolve our issues. That’s why I try to pay attention to every dream I have, especially the really weird ones.
One day I was hard at work and suddenly my internet went down. It was a strange coincidence that at the same time, my electric was cut off and I had no idea why. When I tried to call them, the phone didn’t work.
It suddenly occurred to me that I was dreaming. My mind had magically placed me in a time when I used a cordless phone and needed electricity in order for it to work. So, I sat down on the couch and changed the channel on the television to watch the news.
Don’t ask me how my television worked without electricity. It was a dream. My mind was trying to resolve something. So the news obviously was something I subconsciously found very important. Focusing on that, the news was quite interesting.
As the journalist was following the story while she spoke, it appears that America had decided to check-in that day. It wasn’t something he normally did. The daily routine was that the President and Congress would run the company while he handled more important matters. But it had been brought to his attention that the people America had hired weren’t doing their jobs.
First of all, the company America owns is a huge company with worldwide impact. The media was definitely eating the news alive. Other companies were taking notes. Some were strategizing how they could beat it in the marketplace while others were thinking of taking it over and then dismantling it from top to bottom. How could America not be aware that the people he had put in place weren’t doing their jobs?
Actually, it was worse than that! They had refused to do their jobs. As America approached the company, a few things were going through his mind. He couldn’t figure out if this was all a hustle. Were the President and Congress holding his company hostage so that they could get something out of it for themselves?
Were they trying to extort him for greater gains? What was the underlying reason that these two refused to do what they were hired to do? He couldn’t believe they were doing this on purpose. After all, he was taking care of them very well. He had always taken care of them very well.
That’s when the thought occurred to him that maybe they weren’t doing it on purpose. Maybe they simply didn’t know how to do their jobs. On the surface, they seemed like capable people. But that’s when everything is running smooth.
In difficult times, the people he had hired weren’t capable of getting the job done. They couldn’t work together. They did nothing but backbite all day long. And they weren’t even focused on their actual job, but all the distractions that were thrown at them throughout the day.
Walking into the company, America immediately saw the President surfing the internet rather than actually getting any work done. Congress was on the phone, but the side of the phone call America could hear didn’t sound business related. It sounded more like a booty call, or some kind of plan to celebrate later.
So America called the President and Congress into the meeting room. When everyone was seated and he had their attention, he started, “I came in today because I’ve heard a lot about the both of you. I don’t know why I have to remind you, but this isn’t why I hired you! I’m not supposed to be worried about these things.
“I hired you to run this company so that I could attend to more important matters. I shouldn’t have to worry. That’s your job. I pay you very handsomely to do it, besides all the other benefits you get just from having your job.
“But you’ve made this my problem today. You can’t handle it so I’m going to have to handle it for you! I don’t know if you’re running my company into the ground on purpose or you just don’t know what you’re doing, but I have it in my mind to send every single last one of you packing!”
It was at that time that I was suddenly jerked awake. My internet was on and my electric was fine. The news was on the television and that’s when I realized, it wasn’t all a dream. It is a living nightmare and we have a long way to go to resolve it!