the man in the ketchup bottle suit

I had a dream the night before last that a bunch of people dressed up as condiments (ketchup bottle, mustard, salt and pepper shakers, etc.) were running a foot race. The condiment suits were huge, bulky getups—like baseball mascot outfits—and everyone was really struggling to run in them. The ketchup bottle guy’s suit was taller than the others and his bottle top got snagged by a low-hanging wire, which knocked him to the ground.

For some reason, I thought this was the funniest thing in the world and I started laughing in my sleep so hard that I shook the bed and woke Holly up. She asked me what was going on, and still half-asleep, I told her what I had dreamt. I continued to laugh—seriously, harder than I’ve ever laughed before—for another five minutes. I couldn’t stop. I couldn’t say three words before erupting into another burst of laughter. The absurdity of all this caused Holly to start laughing to, which only made me laugh harder. It wasn’t until I splashed some water on my face and completely woke up that I could physically stop laughing.

Holly has been making fun of me non-stop ever since.

  1. Holly

    i just have to say that in the seven or so years i have known dave, i have NEVER heard him laugh this hard.

    and i do keep making fun of him because for some reason, it’s still so funny.

  2. Brooke

    isn’t is a wifely duty to make fun of your husband?

  3. David

    That is so funny! I love that story! I am still laughing! That is awesome!

  4. Beth

    You’ve got me laughing too. Pretty hard under my breath. Did you eat hot dogs that day? Where could that have possibly come from?

  5. Holly

    beth, it made me think of you because it was like 6am and we both really wanted to go back to sleep, but once one of us would start laughing then the other would lose it too. it just reminded me of you and your sisters laughing in church and getting in trouble from your mom who would tell you to just laugh silently with your mouths open, so that you wouldn’t make noise, which in turn made you guys laugh even harder. in fact i’m lol-ing right now picturing that. classic.

  6. carol

    Hmmmmm With my Master’s Degree in Psychology, I won’t tell you what that means:)

  7. Tracy

    I found this post quite entertaining! I even think about it during the day and laugh to myself. And now I am cracking up at Holly’s comment!

  8. Beth

    Ahhhh, Carol, come on!! There’s a dream website somewhere that tells you what your dreams mean. I’m going to have to check it out.


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