It was a party. A dimly lit hall, lot of people, lot of noise. I walked in trying to locate someone I knew. At a corner beside some tables, I found a few of my schoolmates. They were talking and giggling. All I could hear was some mumbling noise amidst all the loud music. They waved at me and called out to the rest of the people announcing my arrival.
The guys behind them turned around and came towards me smiling. These were guys from my college. There is no way these guys could have known my friends from school. But somehow they spoke as if they knew each other for years. It never appeared strange to me at that point. No questions came up in my mind at all. What party was this? Why was I here? Why were these guys here? Nothing. It all appeared normal.
I somehow happened to have a drink in my hand suddenly. I took a sip and spilt a bit. That is when I looked down and realized that I WAS WEARING NO TROUSERS! What the …?
How come no one noticed, or were they all actually laughing at me? Why is this happening to me? How can I ever forget to wear my pants? I stood there with my stomach twisted in embarrassment. I felt so hollow, I could have been knocked over by a feather.
I felt like running away from there but I was unable to move myself. My legs went numb and I struggled to move but kept trying harder and harder to find myself waking up from a terribly embarrassing dream.
It is difficult to explain the sense of relief when I realized that this was all an illusion up in my head. This is just one among the many strange dreams I have had.
These dreams, I am sure, would haunt me forever.