Monday, March 4, 2013

10 Years for Changing Tags

Do other people have dreams like this?

Last night I dreamed that I was trying to work two jobs with the federal government at the same time.  This was not really allowed, so I (sort of) disguised myself, only so superficially that I thought it would keep me out of trouble if I were caught.  I didn't change my name, but I wore different (though identical) pairs of blue jeans to the two jobs.  As in the real world, I had two checkbooks (from when I had both a bank account and a credit union account); both have brown leather covers, but I took one to one job and the other to the other job. Most importantly, I used the same parking permit, which was associated with my car tag, but I drove one car to one job, then changed the tag and permit over to my other vehicle and drove to the second job.

I was caught, and what really got me into trouble was taking the tag off one car and putting it on the other.  I was sentenced to 10 years in prison for that.

Of course, it's a good feeling to wake up from such a dream.

By the way, I don't work for the federal government at all, nor do I own two vehicles.

I think this must have been in part due to watching "Accident Investigator" on Hulu. The scary thing about that show is that I know I could have been involved in many of these incidents had the circumstances been different.  All it takes is a moment of carelessness, or a bit of bad luck.

UPDATE:  "Accident Investigator" may have gotten me into the frame of mind where I was thinking, "Donnerwetter!  This could happen to me!" but I now remember that in Episode 16 ("The Secret War") of "Soviet Storm:  WW2 in the East" there was a courier who worked for the Swedish government who changed the tag on his bicycle when he was visiting his Soviet handlers.  Clearly some of the details influenced my dream.

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