THANKS (any gender, late teens on up)
You have no idea. No idea.
The Darmenoids are the best thing that has ever happened to you. But you're complaining about this, about that...
"Our tap water now tastes like vinegar."
"I don't think my child should have to bow to them every morning at school."
"I think we did just fine running Earth on our own."
Oh did we, now?
Think for a minute about the ozone. A few years ago, we were having record fluctuations in weather. Natural disasters were striking everywhere. But the Darmenoids, at the cost of thousands of their dollars and a few of their lives, those citizens you call Aliens, they moved the ozone back into balance.
You say their presence here is unnatural? Let me tell you what's unnatural: Turning your nose up at someone who just saved your ass. That's not natural behavior. We help each other on this planet... that's how we survive. And when we get help we say "thank you." We don't say: "But, uh, like, what are you really doing here?"
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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