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Astronomers are busy decoding a message received yesterday from the newly discovered planet in the Gliese 581 solar system...

Dear Earth:  As much as we'd like to have you over for drinks & dinner, please excuse the delay in extending an invitation to our newly-aware-of-us neighbors.

Honestly, our reluctance to invite you over for a chat has absolutely nothing to do with the chaos you've wrought of your own neck of the universe, either environmentally or militarily.  Really.  We're just a little, um, busy at the moment.  And the house is just a mess.  We've been having work done on the plumbing, and now they're having to take up the floors.    And it seems that there could be some, um, contagious mold growing behind the radiator, so perhaps it's in your own best interest if you just don't come visit right now.

To be perfectly honest, we were kind of hoping you wouldn't notice we were here for a few more millenia.  But it has nothing to do with you, really.

Signed,
The Gilesians

by the stormy present (stormypresent aaaaaaat gmail etc) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 08:08:52 AM EST
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