B&B Stress Dreams

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Does anyone else get B&B stress dreams? It's a fairly regular occurrence with me.

Last night I dreamt this Spanish couple were complaining about their room because someone else's belongings were still in the draw and wanted to walk out without paying, even though they'd only booked a double room and had 5 children with them. At the same time as I'm trying to deal with them other guests asking questions, or trying to check out and counting money onto the desk.

One I get quite a lot is a car comes up the drive with people checking in and I suddenly realize the house looks like a tip with decorating materials all over the place and rubbish all over their room floor, and I'm rushing round trying to tidy up before they get to the front door.

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At times strange dreams mixing events and people from different careers and times, lodging dreams not often, but a few where we were renting rooms to strange folks in a house where we used to live.

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I'm in the buying process and started having weird house dreams...flooding, beams falling, fire etc.

Freud would have a field day with me, I'm sure Smiling

 

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On a similar topic, didn't have any B&Bers in last night but I forgot to turn off my alarm clock.

When the alarm woke me up I couldn't remember whether we had guests in or not.

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Highlands John wrote:

On a similar topic, didn't have any B&Bers in last night but I forgot to turn off my alarm clock.

When the alarm woke me up I couldn't remember whether we had guests in or not.

I don't use an alarm clock, but that doesn't stop me from jerking awake and then wondering if there's anyone in the house.

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During years in a high stress job I periodically had nightmares, but (as yet), never with the inn

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On the plus side, it's been decades since I had the dream about wandering the halls of high school and realizing I'd missed all my finals and was going to have to repeat my senior year. 

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I had that same recurring dream!

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PhineasSwann wrote:

On the plus side, it's been decades since I had the dream about wandering the halls of high school and realizing I'd missed all my finals and was going to have to repeat my senior year. 

cheeky

I still get that one too. I either don't know when my exams or have missed them, or the exam is coming up and I haven't done any studying. I wake up worrying that I'll fail my exams, it's such a relief when I realise I don't give a flying f... about exams any more.  

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PhineasSwann wrote:

On the plus side, it's been decades since I had the dream about wandering the halls of high school and realizing I'd missed all my finals and was going to have to repeat my senior year. 

cheeky

Or, it was finals week and I'd realize I'd never gone to the right classes!

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Just had that one the other night for the umpteenth time, always college finals for classes I'd skipped all semester.

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mine is always ive arrived at university and none of the classes ive registered for im on and can't find my accommodation - always the same set up but slightly different dream - however I dream in a weird way where its like watching tv and I know its a dream so its like "oh its this one again know what this means" but I can't get out of it I just have to watch - I have rhythm sleep disorder so I figure its a symptom of that

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Yes, rarely, or rarely remembered.  Often centers on serving breakfast to 10 (which I do) and people not showing up (which happens) or my forgetting to serve something important (I do forget to put out juice) or running out (had to get creative with some big eaters).  Come to think of it, maybe I am living a bad dream.  Smiling

No, it mostly goes just fine, but there have been a few stress dreams.  I attribute them to the fact that so much of what we do is detail work/service/communication where timing is important but we are dealing with an often unpredictable clientele, so we pre-plan, devise contingencies, alternate strategies.  That anticipation will wash over into your sleep cycle. You are running scenarios in your dreams, but with wacky input parameters.

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   No, but I do wake up and hear a thud, bump, and things getting pushed so I jump up and run downstairs sure my grandma had fallen, to find her making a midnight snack for herself.  My uncle used to have the dreams, mostly about the very old water main letting loose with a house full of guests.  We had the water main replaced and told my uncle.  He said the dream quit when he left the job but thank you for letting him know. 

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I don't recall many dreams about the inn. I have noticed that many of the little things that used to bother me have proven inconsequential over time, so I have grown less concerned about things being perfect. 

 

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Not too often but when I do they are almost always double booking horror stories.  The ones I like the best are where we discover a secret passage in the house that leads to several glorious suites that we never knew were there!   

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Silverspoon wrote:

The ones I like the best are where we discover a secret passage in the house that leads to several glorious suites that we never knew were there!   

I actually have this exact same dream: secret hidden rooms!  Or a scary version is that suddenly the rooms we are renting out are the actual scary rooms in the house I grew up in with no bedroom doors and a shared toilet under the eaves.  Also, everyone arriving at once and we are overbooked. 

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Not any longer. But, one I had for eons was after a horrible student teaching year - I used to wake up in a cold sweat thinking I had to go teach that day and I had no materials for the class ready.

I do sometimes wake up and I have to take a moment to figure out if anyone is in the house or not.

Yours are pretty fearful. Lay off the spicy food so close to bedtime. Eye-wink

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Get them occasionally. Used to have them more often during my first year or two as an innkeeper. 

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