I dreamt this on Aug. 26, 2017.
I was walking in to work. A woman I wasn’t fond of was heading for the elevator, so I decided to take the stairs. I walked in to the stairwell, and apparently she had the same idea. So we were both going up the stairs, but I was walking at a quicker pace.
For some reason, I was going through the door at each of the nine floors (in real life there are seven floors). At the door of each floor, there were a pile of candies. They looked like M&M Minis. At first I thought nothing of them. Someone must have dropped them on their way up. They were brightly-coloured reds and yellows. I went back into the stairwell and up to the second floor. The woman was just arriving at the door of the first floor, so I ascended the stairs quickly to stay ahead of her.
At the door to the second floor were more candies. I thought it odd that someone left candies at both floors, but again, paid no mind, maybe the last person was a bit messy. I again went back to the stairwell, noted the woman was halfway up the stairs, and I continued up to the third floor.
Same thing, I opened the door at the third floor and saw more candies. Now I was getting suspicious. This had to be deliberate. What’s the purpose? Someone was playing a joke? I noticed then that those candies weren’t as brightly coloured. They were duller, more pastel.
Back to the stairwell. I noted the woman was just leaving the door at the second floor, so I was well ahead. I opened the door to the fourth floor, fully expecting candies. Yup, they were there. Never right in my path, always to the side so they don’t get stepped on.
This continued at every floor until, by the seventh, I was fed up. By then the candies were pastel orange and green. I gave them a good kick, and they scattered all over the seventh floor lobby. I turned and went back into the stairwell, closing the door. But for some reason I happened to open the seventh floor door again. To my surprise the candies were back to where I originally found them. That freaked me out. I closed the door and ran up the stairs to the eight floor.
At the eighth floor… candies. Again I kicked them. Again they scattered all over the lobby. I stood there and watched them. To my shock, they started moving back. On their own, they converged back into a pile and rolled to the exact spot I found them.
I ran back into the stairwell, and up to the ninth floor. The candies there were pale pastel blue and grey, with a few pastel green. Desparate to get rid of them, I kicked them out into the stairwell and closed the door. It just so happened there was a huge slab of concrete laying against the wall beside the door. It was just a little bigger than the doorway, so it was a perfect barricade to keep those candies out. So I pushed the heavy slab against the doorway. There was no way those candies could roll back and get in.
Feeling victorious, I began walking to the security door into the office. Suddenly there was a loud bang behind me. I turned to see the concrete slab explode into a million pieces. Once the dust settled, I saw on the side of the doorway the very same candies I had kicked. They had returned to where I originally found them.
I woke up at that point.