The place is like a huge hospital ( or even abandoned mall) like those from the 70s, wide corridors etc. Anyway I was in a side hall at one end of the space, busy doing something. paperwork maybe. Unsure. I was actually making small talk with a couple of men who I know in real life and later with a security guard.
Then I heard one of my real life a customer's voice who I was trying to catch up with because she was delinquent on her storage rental.
She was bouncing down the hall saying hi to people. But I am going down this hall calling out her name. She is a social butterfly and always has a nice word for everyone. Like "hello beautiful" "What's up girl?"
So I bounded around the corner and called out her name. But she disappeared into one of the rooms to the right.
My mother comes out of room on the left. And says. My name is Ruth ( Last name ) . I was like wait a minute, what are you dong here?
Then she begins her usual belittling that I remember and have pretty much dealt with since childhood. But I remember that I am 55 and she is almost 82 and refuse to be reduced by her bullying. Mind YOU, this woman has softened A LOT . I mean, can't walk without a cane or walker but still pretty manipulative.
I said. 'Just let it go'
She said "But you are the one that did that one bad thing. "
I said ( feeling more like the adult ) " I did a lot of bad things but are you going to let it go?"
But in the dream she was trying to push me down using her walker.
But we are moving down the hall at the same time towards one of those indoor courtyards like in an older mall. BICKERING and being physical. Like her trying to push against me.
Then I woke up!