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10 August 2003 @ 11:36 am
Strange Dream  
Last night (or this morning more accurately) I had a weird dream.

I was driving parakleta's car, but it was a pastel yellow Kingswood.
He was the passanger and we were driving down this two-lane highway.
For some reason I was driving very recklessy, changing lanes willy-nilly,
I think I even clipped a car or two, but nothing serious and we didn't stop.
So, we're in the left-hand lane, and the right-hand lane for some reason is
chocka-block full of cars, yet I decided it's time to change lanes again.
Bam! Straight into the side of a red car in the next lane, spinning him
across both the right and left lanes off the left shoulder of the highway.
I keep driving quite a way up the road before pulling over and reversing
the car along the shoulder back to the scene of the accident.
Neither myself or Parakleta are concerned, with the attitude that the
insurance will cover it, so who gives a shit.
Needless to say the other driver is pissed off to the max.
But I speak to him in an extremely flippant way still, and suggest that
we'd better exchange info. The insurance companies will work it out.
Who gives a fuck.

I find this whole dream very disturbing.
I think crashing into someone else while driving is one of my biggest concerns.

What could this dream mean?
Current Mood: confusedconfused
Xhanthilast_reprise on August 9th, 2003 10:15 pm (UTC)
Dr Saph interprets
...your life careening out of control? *shrugs*
My flatmate has these recurring dreams where she keeps missing plane flights. We've discovered that she usually has them during times of stress, when her life is just not going according to plan.
Jacobyak_boy on August 9th, 2003 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Dr Saph interprets
Nah, just a freakin' weird dream!
parakleta on August 10th, 2003 09:08 am (UTC)
When did I get a car, and why the hell were you driving it...
Wouldn't mind a kingswood though, if it's still roadworthy can I have it back...

What does it mean...

the short answer : you need to play more GTA3...

the long answer : you need to play more GTA3...

the really long answer : concern that personal responsibility has no place in society today, and that no one seems to care about this?

I mean, even if you didn't have insurance, I'm sure you could find a lawyer who would quite happily sue Rockstar games for making you think that this kind of behaviour was ok. The best case the prosecution would have would be the fact that you didn't cap the guy with your cobra when he got out of his car, I mean who in GTA3 is going to run a car off the road and drive back to the scene of the accident and not kill the driver, there'd be no point otherwise.

Having been in a car accident that was reasonably severe (fortunately no one was injured though) they aren't so much scary as surreal. You aren't actually scared about it for a day or two. It just seems amazing to see things moving so fast and so much not in your control, your brain doesn't even get time to process what's going on, because it is so unlike anything you could have comprehended actually happening, that there is no way to process the information. It takes a few days to catch up.

The accident was my fault, and I was basically just in shock, but the other guy was really pissed, and if bystanders hadn't intervened he probably would have beaten the shit out of me. I think he thought I didn't give a shit, because I wasn't doing anything, the only things that were going through my mind were he's alive, I'm alive, fuck, over and over. Then I got kind of scientific about it all, just passive observer, but by that time the cops had arrived. If there'd been a passenger in the car I was driving they'd have been hospitalized, if not killed. I was just looking at it from the point of view of transfer of energy, deformation of metal, rotational velocity and all that kind of stuff.

I think I'm still more scared about the other person in an accident than of the accident itself. Most cars do a much better job of protecting their passengers from other vehicles than I think I could manage protecting myself from an enraged man. Having done a little bit of karate, there seems to be only two ways I could manage to defend against an attacker, disable them or outrun them, and I haven't the conviction to disable them, and not the speed to outrun them. The human body is extremely powerful. It's the same thing that scares me about drunken men, some of them get angry easily, and I don't think they understand their own power.

Realistically, car accidents aren't bad in and of themselves, it's the attitudes that cause them, and the attitudes you have to deal with after they've happened.
Jacobyak_boy on August 10th, 2003 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: When did I get a car, and why the hell were you driving it...
Trust me, you do not want a pastel yellow Kingswood