I was working on the Air Force Base I worked at 19 years ago. I ended up in the car of some co-workers as we drove just off the base to a restaurant for lunch. I had a vague feeling of familiarity with the place but couldn’t exactly remember being there before.
It was a large, run-down barn like building and there were a lot of other diners milling about. I got in line for the buffet. When I finally got to the first buffet table, I didn’t have a plate. The first table was mostly some weird vegetables that didn’t look particularly inviting. Most trays were almost empty.
I got out of line and wandered around looking for a plate. The best I could find was a wok sized bowl made from banana leaves. It was large and floppy. There was no way I could use that for food.
I searched around and found the people I came with sitting at a table eating a fish dinner that looked quite good. I couldn’t figure out how and where they got it so fast.
I asked them where to get a plate. Someone at the next table handed me a used plate with leftover food still on it. It was all there was so I took it and found a place to wash it.
I got in line again and passed the nasty looking vegetables. Didn’t want any. The line then continued up the stairs where I hoped there were some better selections.
I woke up before I ever got to eat anything. What a waste of time.