NIGHTMARES. La Profesora Abstraida describes one in the usual sense.
My typical stress dream involves preparing for international travel and discovering that I can't find or have left behind my passport.
I've had that one more than once. The weirdest version was the one where I was crossing the border from Poland to East Germany, and the conversation was in German. I have never been to Poland, and by the time I got to Germany, there was one Germany, although Konigsberg is still Kaliningrad.

The other one is an eyes-wide-awake one.
Only to be derailed by reviewer #3.
That's the nature of top journals. The American Economic Review's instructions to referees practically say, "Give us a reason to turn the paper down."

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