The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418 Message #1418319
Posted By: Amos
23-Feb-05 - 12:03 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
"R.D. Jade's the name, sir, I represent the Terran Trade Amalgamation. We provide complete product-indexing and value-assessment services on an ordinary per diem basis. We also provide alternate-conjunction analysis services for a premium. We'd like to add the Denebian product lines to our catalog, but we propose to do so in a different color to make them easily discernible as yours. We believe this could be the beginning of a profitable two-way trade relationship. I understand you find our Ghanian peppercorns especially inductive of transcendental psycho-mimetic states. That's very good. I have personal connections with Ghanian farmers.
If there's any possibility you'd be interested we have several principals who would like to discuss a partnership on the transportation line for the trade agreement..."
The towering slender wall-eyed fogbank that was her first -- indeed, the planet's first -- example of extra-terrestrial life turned from the window to "face" her, if you could call it that.
Keying the glottal omni-trans unit, he sighed deeply, breathing from his methium rebreather. His voice scraped out of the translator like a wet fanbelt singing Verdi.
"Ah, yes. R.D. Jade. Stands for Reciprocal Depressed, as I remember only too well. I am your mother, Jade...".
The security guard woke her up with some smelling salts he always kept in his utility belt.