Many servers, both current and retired, find themselves dreaming about their jobs long after closing time. Dreams of waiters also come to those who have never worked in the food service industry. For some, the dreams about waiters and/or waiting tables only occur every once in a while. For others, they are a total nuisance to a good night’s sleep, recurring almost night after night. Dreams about waiters (or being one) carry a significant symbolism to the dreamer’s waking life, like any other dream symbol. Below are many of the meanings behind seeing waiters and restaurant dream symbols. Perhaps they can help relay the messages from the subconscious mind to the waking life.
Seeing Yourself as a Waitress
If you see yourself as a waiter or waitress in a dream, it is an indication that you may feel subconscious of your current social status and how your peers perceive you. You feel a bit below others, and need to reconnect to the things in life that make you feel valuable. It could also mean that your ego has gotten out of hand, and you should remember the importance of serving those around you as much as you serve yourself.
The service you provide in the dream gives clues on how you treat people in your waking life. If you are serving rude, demanding guests, it means that there are people in your life that don’t fully appreciate your kindness. You may be feeling like you are at the mercy of other people. In your waking life, focus on plans toward a more independent state of being. If you are smiling while serving and in good energy, it symbolizes a desire to love and nurture other people. You have an ability to take care of others that needs recognition. If you are a rude server, it is a warning to be careful how you treat people in your life who can either help or harm you.
Dreams of being double and or triple sat (in the weeds) means that you are feeling great pressures and demands in your waking life. The overwhelming sensation causes panic, which makes room for mistakes. In your waking life, you may need to take the time to find relaxation, then deal with each task from a calm state of mind. This way, you don’t miss a beat! if you receive a good tip in a dream, it is a good omen of reward for hard work. If you dream that you get stiffed on a tab, take a very close look at the people in your circle, because someone is using you.
If you are a server in your waking life, and you dream of serving inside your home, it is a reminder to leave work at work. Stop taking energies from your job into your home.
For retired waiters, dreams about still waiting tables reveal a great fear of having to return to that industry. This part of your life still holds a lesson for you that must be understood and accepted in order to move forward. Reflections and meditations greatly help with this.
***Parts 2 and 3 of this article can be found in the launch issue of my new cosmic literary art journal, “Memoirs in Waiting!”