in the sterile office reality, she responds to the benign greeting, how's it going? with the sarcastic retort: living the dream.
living the dream?
it's clever because the person speaking those three words is absolutely not experiencing her life in that way. so, we all chuckle and sigh. yes, aren't we all just living the dream under these florescent lights, breathing in the conditioned air of the 14th floor hahaha...
it's cynical because we don't even know what it would look like to truly live the dream. we just know it surely is not this. the dream of our collective imagination exists far beyond this office building...somewhere. right?
for now, we laugh and then cry as we wake up to this banal nightmare.