Spending A Long Time At A Buffet Restaurant

Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons

I forgot all of my dreams from last night except for part of my last dream, and all that I can remember of my last dream is being in the parking lot of the shopping center in the city of D near where Subway should be during either the day or evening or night.

Before this point in the dream I possibly was in another city during the night or evening or day with some people I knew and maybe we had plans to go eat some food somewhere in the city of D once we returned but I am not sure, and there was a fictional buffet restaurant near where Subway should be.

I possibly went inside the buffet to ask about the prices, to glance at what kind of food they had, to ask them questions, and maybe I even was waiting on one or more people I knew to show up but I am not sure; all that I can remember is my former male classmate JC showing up at some point in an old single cab blueish and whitish colored truck I think.

I remember us talking and sitting down at a table in the buffet not far from the entrance/exit trying to decide if we should eat there or not, the manager/maybe owner of the buffet was a woman with dark brownish or blackish colored skin with blackish colored hair who wore glasses, and all the workers were women; and besides being a buffet it was also one or more other businesses as well like maybe an electronics store that did repairs.

My former classmate JC acted like he was still dealing with the death of his mother and so he was not acting like his normal self, he seemed to be in the grieving phase where you get angry/annoyed easily, and he wanted to have something fixed that used to belong to his dad who died back when we were in college.

He asked the workers how much it would cost for them to repair it and so they asked the manager/owner, she said an amount that was over $200, and my former classmate JC angrily said that was too much money and he walked out of the building in anger/annoyance.

I apologized to the workers and the manager/owner, I possibly went outside and did not see my former classmate JC and maybe I waited in his truck for him to return but he possibly still did not show up, and so maybe I went back inside the buffet to look for him but could not find him; and maybe I went outside but his truck was gone, and I did not know how to contact him or he did not answer his mobile phone.

I went back inside the buffet alone to wait a bit longer for him, he never returned so I decided to start getting some food, and there were some good items at the buffet like some good thick rectangular refreshing cheesecake and some carrot cake; but they did not have much left, I asked one of the workers if they would bring out more and she said yes, and so I waited as I slowly wasted time eating only a bit of food so that I would not get full yet.

The restaurant had a variety of people there and it looked nice but there were various health code violations and problems that I noticed like: food that was too cold, food that was too hot, food that was not prepared safely, some food (maybe jello/gelatin or a fruit salad) that possibly had a maggot in it, they were not replacing food fast enough, the waitresses were not checking on tables/customers really, and overall it seemed that the manager/owner was trying to be cheap/lazy and so everything was not managed properly which was unfortunate because this place had potential.

A man with whitish colored skin with short yellowish/orangish colored hair sat at my table and I greeted him, I told him about the buffet giving him some recommendations of what to eat and what to avoid, and I remember helping other people at the buffet as well as they entered the building or had questions because the workers/waitresses were not checking on us.

The most of the customers thanked me and were happy but some of the workers seemed angry at me for some unknown reason, one of them was a woman with whitish colored skin with long yellowish colored hair who was very mean to me and the manager/owner was a bit mean as well but she was a bit mean to almost everyone, and for some unknown reason(s) a group of young women who were customers treated me poorly as well treating me like a creep for some unknown reason(s).

A young man with whitish colored skin with dark-colored hair who I recognized from when he was an actor as a kid (but I do not remember his name or what movies/television shows that I saw him on/in) sat at our table like he knew the man who was sitting at my table, and I remember us all talking a bit as they seemed to be waiting for someone before eating.

I kept stalling trying to waste time waiting for more cheesecake and carrot cake to be brought out, a fire started in the building, and it slowly spread and firefighters started trying to put it out; and oddly the manager/owner did not evacuate the building, and so most people continued eating even as parts of the building were falling/burning.

Eventually the fire got so bad that I had to tell some of the workers and people to start evacuating, the manger/owner refused to reduce the price event though we were not able to finish eating and even though some of us were still waiting on food to be brought out, and she would not give us a free meal or discount for the next time we came.

I still had a small part of cheesecake and carrot cake left on my plate but we were forced to evacuate, the firefighters put out the fire eventually but a lot of the building was messed up, and I went back inside to eat the bit of carrot cake and cheesecake that was left on my plate; and workers and the manager/owner were still inside, and so I tried to sneak to my plate.

Only two tiny parts of my desserts were left and so I ate them, I closed a small fence behind me that was there to help them know when people were entering/exiting the buffet area (someone had left it open, and so I was going to close it like it was supposed to be), and I was about to close the door when I saw the manager/owner but she did not see me; and I told her that I had returned to finish the last part of my food and that I closed the gate and that I was going to close the door because they were open, and I told her that the desserts were good.

The manager/owner and the female worker who hated me angrily started talking to me threatening to call the police on me and threatening me about/with something else to my surprise, I tried to calmly talk to them but it was not working, and so I told them okay and I left feeling negative and a bit like a creep even though I did not really do anything wrong; and I kept thinking about the mean/negative reactions that I got from some of the workers/the manager/the group of young women, this was really bothering me and I did not understand why they treated me like that when I was only being nice and helping, but I woke up.

The end,

-John Jr