I’m gonna love doing this!
Dumie’s parents had given him a ship for his 100th birthday to explore the planets.
He was excited as this was his first solo voyage and the galaxy was his oyster.
Using his fingered snout to operate the controls, he beamed up this strange being which according to the manual was called an Earthling.
He tried to be hospitable to his guest, but found it difficult to communicate.
He took a pride in his ship with its state of the art decor, padded seating, and top of the range gadgetry so was more than a little disappointed that his visitor wasn’t overwhelmed with his surroundings. He’d even had a translating device installed especially for this trip but had still been unable to draw the Earthling into polite conversation. If anything, he thought it rather rude for him not to even try.
His guest simply sat there and waited expectantly.
Thinking he might prefer a tour of his vessel before they ate, Dumie gestured to the Earthling to accompany him, and finally got a reaction.
It was not exactly as he’d anticipated though, as his guest jumped up on his private sleeping cot, turned round and round in circles, then made himself comfortable before beginning to snore.
Leaving him to rest, Dumie consulted his manual to ascertain what to serve for dinner.
His heavy laughter echoed along corridors and communication channels as he realised he had beamed up a canine, not a human.