Dream of: 05 February 1984 "Dangerous Stairs"

I walked into Grant Junior High School and saw Leah sitting at a table in the hall. I knew she was presently working at various schools but I was nevertheless surprised to see her here. She was quite friendly, said she wanted to talk with me and then excused herself to go to the toilet.

Leah stopped in front of the toilet door where Molly (a former high school classmate) was standing. Both Leah and Molly were wearing long dresses. I said hello to Molly and after one of them asked me what I was doing I replied, "Well I don't know."

I thought about telling them I was going to go to law school, but I knew I had no intention of attending law school. I told them I had just taken a four day vacation for Halloween. I thought about how when I had been in school I used to take vacations like that and said, "Old habits are hard to break. But anyway I do work now from nine to five every day. But I am planning on doing something else pretty soon."

Leah said she wanted to get my address and write to me. I said, "Fine."

They both entered the toilet and I walked away. I started up some circular stairs and noticed Roger Anderson walking up the stairs in front of me. I tripped and almost fell. The stairs had no banister and a person could easily fall off them. Anderson pointed out that one of the steps was loose where I had tripped. I thought it was very dangerous and said, "Well, that would definitely constitute negligence."

But then I thought, "But what good would it do? You can't sue the school."

As we continued up, the stairs became ever steeper and more dangerous. They sloped dangerously to one side. Anderson crept along with his back to the wall. A line of people gathered behind us waiting for Anderson to go on. Finally Anderson said, "Well, no. I'm going to have to turn around and go back."

I told him to go on. I said, "It'll be OK."

Finally he did continue on and was able to reach the next floor. A couple other people followed him and made it to the next floor. Then it was my turn. My shoes were slippery and I thought about turning around and going back. It was extremely dangerous. But I thought, "Well, it's too late now. I'm going to have to go on now since everybody else has."

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