I was assigned to the ambassador’s entourage for the day, and they were very excited to visit the Earth they had seen from so many captured and upscaled broadcast signals. They had even dressed for the part based on their favorite dramas of the period.
Their planet is a about one hundred lightyears from Earth, so I wore an old-fashioned suit to the meeting. I wasn’t expecting the 8-foot tall, baby-faced extraterrestrials to show up in late 20th Century Los Angeles gang clothing, complete with antique firearms.
Only my quick intervention before security forces saw them prevented an interplanetary incident.

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