According to what I've read, you're supposed to be able to ask your subconscious questions and get genuine answers. So the first real lucid dream I had, I asked "Subconscious, what is my dream job?" and I got an event as a response, followed by a booming female voice telling me "This is your second least-favorite job". Perhaps I'm mistaken, but I presume it was the job I was "doing" in the dream, and not the job I would actually be happiest doing.
Is the subconscious always this literal? Has anyone else had communication problems like this?