The next time I have this dream it will end up happier because I am on a program to reduce my energy use by keeping my HVAC system running more efficiently with regular cleaning by a qualified HVAC technician team
I don’t need an oneirologist to tell me what my most vivid recurring dream means. It happens every Thanksgiving when I doze off after my annual binge-eating episode. My belly is full, but I still dream that I am at a diner feeling very hungry, but the only item on the menu is mashed potatoes. The waiter arrives and serves everyone at the table an equal, but a small portion. It makes no difference if the person is a small child or a “plus-size” adult like I am with my fondness for the pureed potato dish. I want more and the waiter obliges by immediately adding gravy, parsley, or butter. The dream ends as I gasp in horror at my huge tab as the additional servings and all the toppings are itemized on the check. I get this same feeling of horror when I get my energy bill each month. The first 500 Kilowatt Hours (kWh) are like that first serving of mashed potatoes that everyone gets at a reasonable price. Then, any additional consumption is charged at a much higher rate just like those extra servings in my dream. Then I see all the energy surcharges for peak-hour use, street lighting, delivery plus taxes all dripping like butter over the basic charge. The next time I have this dream it will end up happier because I am on a program to reduce my energy use by keeping my HVAC system running more efficiently with regular cleaning by a qualified HVAC technician team. That alone has proven to save up to 30% off an average energy bill. I like butter and sour cream on my mashed potatoes, but I can do without the higher tier charges on my monthly energy bill.