I just had “the dream”. More like “the nightmare”. You know the one – profession specific. In my recent case, I’m about to go on KABC and do Dodger Talk and I’m in a new studio and I don’t know where the mic switch is and the engineer is gone and the phones don’t work and I’m supposed to discuss the just completed game but I wasn’t there and have no idea what happened and I can’t find my commercial copy and I’ve got to go on the air in three seconds and…I wake up in a cold sweat.
Everyone has a variation of this dream.
A stripper’s on stage and her zipper is stuck.
An LAX parking lot toll taker has to move in real time, not slow motion.
You sign a lifetime contract to co-host THE VIEW.
A manager is trying to get O.J. Simpson endorsement deals.
A postal clerk’s break is over.
An AMERICAN IDOL judge suddenly draws a blank and has a vocabulary of only five words (Okay, that one was real).
A presidential candidate is under sniper fire in Bosnia.
What’s your variation of the nightmare?