My Nobody Listens When a Gatling is About to Misfire Dream

While on a bus tour (guided by Dean Butler of Little House on the Prairie fame) we stop at a tourist attraction, where the owner (John Schneider) resides with his very elderly, ill mother.  This place has a plethora of historical items, one in particular being an old gatling gun.  The Dean Butler character (Name Ben in this dream) is showing someone how to use this gatling gun, which supposedly does not work any longer.

John Schneider character (Didn’t catch his name) got called away from the tour by his mother.  Dean Butler (Ben) had to take someone back to the bus.  That left me in charge…oh boy.

A young fella was looking at the old gatling gun, and found something and put it in the gun, and something fell off the gun.  Turns out, the something he put in the gun was some old “dead” ammo, and whatever fell off the gun made the cylinder start spinning. It would spin, then stop, then spin then stop.

I alerted someone to go get Ben (Dean Butler) but nobody could find him, and then I sent someone to get John Schneider’s character, and he was recasting his mother’s leg.  But he said, “On the off chance that that ammo isn’t dead or blank, get everyone out of there.”

So, I start screaming at everyone to get back, because they are not entirely sure this gun is indeed non functional, and if it does go off, it will kill everyone and destroy everything.  Everyone just keeps shopping, and more busloads are coming.  I get one crowd dispersed and another shows up.  And no matter how many times I scream, they just look at me and keep shopping.  They just won’t listen!  I finally said “What the heck is wrong with you freaking people!  If that ammo is live, and it gets into that chamber, and it successfully discharges….you are all gonna be hamburger!  It’s a damn gatling gun…don’t you watch old westerns?”

Suddenly a voice comes out of nowhere….”A gatling gun?  You got a rogue gatling gun?  I believe I can fix that.”  And out of that nowhere comes Slim Pickens, who very calmly and slowly, but precisely, gets the gatling gun dismantled.  And he said “Well, it’s a good thing I came along little lady…..because some of this ammo is still alive….another few rounds and these idiots would have all been blown to pieces.”




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