Aliens vs 'Red ones go faster' and other bits of very human nonsense
Simon surveyed the ship through the viewport. He’d been brought on by the Karrat’s Hiranthi Spaceport ship construction crew to ‘consult’ on the first ships being sold to the humans. While very good at marketing to all other local species, humans were a new problem all together.
Simon stared at the blank silver hull shining in the spotlights of the construction station. He looked perturbed, frowning at it.
“It’s a little dull… can you make the outside of it red or something? Give it some colour?”
“Which one is ‘red’ again?”
“The colour of that armour plate there, on your shoulder.”
“I see. Why that particularly light-refflecting frequency?”
“It’s… an old Earth saying… ‘red ones go faster’”
“.. Why would the outside colour of a hull affect the speed?”
“It just does, ok?!”
That cycle, Hiranthi Spaceport ship construction outsold all other constructors and had the highest ratings, with many humans commenting on the awesome colour choices and design aesthetics.