A dream I had this morning:
I'm standing on a wooden dock of sorts with a group of people. The dock isn't very large but does branch out in several directions with a few walkways. There's a large shark in the water circling around underneath the dock, and it's trying to catch and eat anyone who falls into the water. For some reason, there is a feeling that the dock is separated from the nearby beach, so it's not just a simple matter to walk back onto dry land and safety.
For some time, we're all silently trying to figure out how to get to safety. The dock isn't far from dry land, but the shark moves very quickly through the water. Some people try jumping into the water and quickly swimming ashore when the shark has its tail turned and is at its furthest point from the shore, but the shark turns around and accelerates with surprising speed and eats anyone who tries.
At some point, I realise that I can probably jump the gap between the dock and the shore if I leap from a certain corner of the dock. I try it and it works. After I land on the beach, I make my way across some trees and start moving inland. I don't look behind me but I know there are people following. As I pull myself up a ledge and onto a level of higher ground, the terrain goes from sand to solid soil with trimmed grass. There's some kind of town right in front of me. As I draw closer, the inhabitants begin closing 'doors' that lead into the town, all without saying a word. These 'doors' seem to be placed between buildings, so from the outside, if all the doors are shut, the town will look like it just has one outer wall without any apparent entrances.
After searching for a way in, I come across an open courtyard area and proceed into the town. There are numerous people of all walks of life gathered here, and they've all formed one long, orderly queue. I get the feeling that they're all talking amongst themselves, but I can't make out any clear words. It's like the kind of sound you'd hear if everyone were in an auditorium and talking to each other all at the same time (though the noise isn't deafening or uncomfortably loud). I enter the queue and wait.
At another point in time, it's my turn to enter what looks like a below-ground administration area. I walk down the steps and look to my left. There's another passage with steps leading further downward. I feel like this is the right way to go, so I head in that direction. The other direction seemed to branch off to the right after coming down the stairs, but I didn't see where that went, and neither did I care.
As I make my way down this flight of stairs, I see that the area mostly has red lighting. There are what seem to be arcade racing chairs lined throughout the room, and they seem to be made of a red-coloured plastic. The general feel of the room is that it's halfway between a gaming arcade and a formal administration center. There are some people ahead of me in a queue, so I enter this queue and wait.
When it's my turn, I'm greeted by a woman dressed in black clothing. She asks me, "Did you have anything in mind?" (This seems like a question related to a job preference.) I reply, "Not really. I'm more like here if you need a spare hand or something." I then sit down on a couch next to other people, and that's it.
This wasn't a lucid dream and my level of awareness while experiencing it didn't seem noteworthy.