Had a dream last night where "I" was Alex. I couldn't see myself, but I knew it was him because of the words coming out of us. There was a horde of tiny dogs running around the car, and Alex was complaining that we were driving too slow. The driver was like "It's because of all these dogs." Alex said "Run them over, then." When the driver explained that doing that would squish them, Alex said in a genuinely casual way, "Oh, I guess that would be pretty hard to clean off your car."
Like, online a comment like that would be full of malice. But in this dream he was just utilitarian, pragmatic.