It was a nightmare to me because once you scratch a nonstick pan you're supposed to throw it away because underneath the coating there's a bunch of bad chemicals that increase your chances of getting cancer. I don't have the money to replace the pan and it wasn't cheap either. Dreams aren't logical, you cannot always control how you feel in them. I know it's silly but in the dream I was very upset about my pan and I woke up distraught. Hence why I consider it a nightmare. Funny enough, I actually did end up scratching one of my pots recently. I'm too poor to buy a new one so I am still using it. OTL

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Wait that's a nightmare? My nightmares consist of being cannibalized by zombies. Suck it up. Truth is, everyone reacts to scenarios differently. My most sorrowful dream was tearing a gummy worm in half. OP felt sad about scratching her pan. Respect that.

Could be worse: you brought it back to the store and they wouldn't give you a refund/replacement.

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Could have been worse. The pan could have scratched the knife instead.

No, it actually couldnt have.

Could be worse: you brought it back to the store and they wouldn't give you a refund/replacement.

typical women problems

So many down votes. People on here have no sense of humor...

More like some people here don't know how to tell a joke

Which one are you more worried about? The pan or ye knife?...

***little girl voice**** why not both?

29, that's for people whose OCD forces them to put things in alphabetical order.

OCD is a serious disorder that is crippling to some people. Maybe you should think about that before comparing it to this situation.

At least you woke up, right?

If he didn't, how would he post this fml?

I think #3 meant that OP's nightmare wouldn't had been a dream, but in fact reality.

Wait, that's a nightmare? My nightmares are about a wild boar jumping out of a fridge and slicing me open with it's tusks, and you're worried about scratching a frying pan. Suck it up.

Wait that's a nightmare? My nightmares consist of being cannibalized by zombies. Suck it up. Truth is, everyone reacts to scenarios differently. My most sorrowful dream was tearing a gummy worm in half. OP felt sad about scratching her pan. Respect that.

I have nightmares about drowning, too. Scratching a frying pan is part of everyday life.

People drown quite regularly. I guess you could say it's a risk of everyday life if you decide to go in the water.

lion king scar you as a kid much?

The point is, it's a nightmare. You can't really control it or your reactions because you're asleep and both nightmares and dreams are often pretty weird. OP could have no issue with this scenario if they were awake but still totally freak out when they're asleep.

My nightmares never have zombies, monsters, or anything that would make it a typical nightmare. Mine are usually just very realistic dreams about a scenario I'm afraid of i.e. one was about a friend committing suicide. OP's nightmare doesn't have to be like that, in their case, maybe scratching their beloved non-stick pan is something they're afraid of.

u r overdramatic shut up annoying bitch

Just try it and see

my nightmares tend to be things others would call good dreams since they typically involve something good happening, like a successful date. the thing that makes them nightmares, though, is that there's usually a feeling that something bad will happen after it's all said and done.

I'll be surprised if OP is a dude.

Why would you be surprised if it was a dude or not? A lot of men cook and are very passionate about it and take it very seriously. Not all men eat KD and other microwave meals. Men are also good in the kitchen just like women. And no men don't have to be gay to love to cook.

@5 Fuck your gender rolls

Since most chefs and professional cooks are men I would not be surprised at all if OP is male. And getting that first scratch on a good non-stick pan is a terrible experience.

No it wasn't sex related. I meant it like I don't know how serious guys take a scratched pan

Do you even know what you yourself are saying...?

That gave me the chills

Me too! Everyone's saying "wow, it's just a pan" well no, if those people had any idea how expensive it is to keep shelling out money on pots and pans then they would feel differently.

Sounds like something Monica would say

Op must not have a lot of problems to subconsciously worry about a pan being scratched in (her) dreams ;) Jokes aside though, cooking in a scratched up non-stick pan and then having to clean it up IS a nightmare

Well, OP really can't control his dreams but.... Cooking with scratched Teflon pans can be toxic and can cause many health issue. Maybe his dream is warning him to start cooking with stainless steel pans?

Anxieties, fears, and desires can manifest themselves in many forms in our dreams, at least according to Freud (so take that with a grain of salt). Maybe OP is subconsciously worried about ruining or damaging something more valuable?

If Sigmond Freud were to interprete the dream, it would probably sound like this: "The pan symbolizes your vagina and how you would like to protect it. As a virgin you have worries of being torn and violated even though you want sex. The penis is the knife that has cut through you and you now feel broken, no longer new and pure." Then he would probably say something about having sex with a parent. Lol

A chefs worst nightmare.

Definitely a first world nightmare!

That IS a horrible dream!