My dream starts as a shy recruit for a terra forming project.
“Get Over Here You Scared Buncha Sissies!”
He had to yell to be heard over the din that the machines were making, especially the one that he was introducing us to.
“This Is The People Mover
! If You're Not Careful, It Will Kill You
“Stop scaring the recruits. Instead of making them want their mommies, teach them how to use the machine right.
“Let Me Have A Volunteer
The first guy walked up, he was already wearing his issued jumpsuit, apparently that wasn't enough protection for this people mover machine. How far away did it send you? And how do you get back?
“This People Mover Is For Local Traffic, But There Are Ways To Make It Send You To Your Permanent Assignment”
As the guy walks over to this releasing station, he staggers back slightly, finally he sees that we're several hundred feet up. They expect him to allow them to put padding on him and then basically throw him down this chute. He starts to resist.
“We Are Not Going To Call Your Mother, Recruit. You'd Better Get Used To This, Or You're Going To Be Doing A Lot Of Walking.”
Eventually, they get through to him the safety measures that he's expected to take. The people running the machine and the training officers keep reiterating the fact that you need to keep your legs crossed, like in those waterslides. It's my turn. They couldn't pay me a million dollars to get on that thing, but everyone around me is so kind and reassuring I cannot tell that they're practically dragging me on it. This one guy comes up,
“This your first time I see, the people mover can be a little intimidating
, but don't let'er scare you. Remember to keep your feet crossed, and you have this padding, keep your eyes and ears
open for anything and everything...”
It was all starting to go over my head and he was rambling. The next thing I know, I am standing on the block waiting for the workers to say I can go. I remember that I need to cross my legs the minute I hit the rubber conveyor belt.
The ride is amazing, I felt like I was going 170 miles an hour, I was the fastest thing around moving in combination slide and propulsion from the belt system below me, the source of all the noise.
Suddenly, I noticed that I was going to merge on the left into some traffic up ahead, they hadn't warned me about this, and I noticed that I was the fastest thing moving. Dang! What was I going to do? There were no brakes! My plan was to swerve around the traffic until I wore off my momentum.
While swerving around the traffic (other people with their padded suits, some with cargo), I noticed that the inner bands of rubber moved slower than the outer bands. This meant if I moved right, I wouldn't be able to pass those people on the left. I was starting to get the hang of it when I ran into a large pylon. But wait, this wasn't suppose to be here! This large stack of tires had fallen in the way. There was already a clean up team moving them back into position, but they had to keep stopping and grabbing more tires from off the road. Staking them up on the side of the people mover would make it easier for them to pile them up, and move them out of the way so that the conveyor belts could be turned back on.
My dream ends with some guy (who I know is evil) trying to convince me to do something (that I know is wrong) while stacking tires. I'm not sure if anyone else can see him, but I'm not convinced to do what he wants.