Humans are Weird - Pastimes
Humans becoming selective about which activities they share with certain alien species and this confuses their crewmates constantly.
Tramuis encounters Human Pam in the corridor and they seem especially excited about the brightly illustrated box they have in their possession.
“Hey Tram!! I just got a package, wanna come put it together with me?”
Having been advised on the importance of bonding actives with the ship’s human and possessing the time to spare they agree to participate. Excited, Human Pam leads them to an empty conference room with a large table.
“This’ll do. No one should bother it here if we don’t finish today.”
“What device are we assembling?”
“It’s not a ‘device’,” Pam laughs opening the box and spreading hundreds of small oddly shaped multicolored pieces on the table. “It’s a picture.”
“I am confused. What is the point of this activity?”
“It’s called a puzzle. We just need to reconstruct the image on the box using these interlocking pieces. There’s only one right way to do it, but the size, shape and color patterns are all designed to make the task difficult and time consuming.” Pam states with a smile. “It’s tons of fun. My family did them all the time in the winter.”
Knowing that this is an activity associated with the harsh freezing cycle of the terrain home world makes Tramuis a bit nervous and in want of another crewmate or two in case of the unexpected. A fairly wise precaution given a human’s loose definition of the term ‘fun’. “Maybe we should invite Commander Schrimnex to join us, their people are know for impressive visual acuity.”
“Nah, not that guy.” Pam states as they start manipulating the pieces.
“I am surprised. I was under the impression that your bonding level with the Commander
was rather high.”
“Oh don’t get me wrong, Nexie’s great. Best sharpshooter on the ground team and I wouldn’t have anyone else watching my back.”
“Then why do you not wish for them to join us?”
Pam arches up the facial hairs above their eye. “Listen Tram, my nanna didn’t send this ten lightyears just to have a dude with sixteen eyes finish it in five minutes. Now get in here and help me find the edges.”