Humans Are Weird
I don’t know if I’m too late jumping on this fad, or if it’s already been said.
Imagine our Earth viruses being like, super strains of alien viruses.
Like, you’re on a ship with a bunch of aliens. They’ve just picked you up from Earth, and you have a cold. It’s the common cold, nothing more. You know to drink lots of fluids, and to keep your fever down.
But to them, the moment you start your snot waterfall, they began asking what you want for your funeral. They start getting your pier set up to send you off like Guardians of the Galaxy 2. And the whole time you’re like - “guys, it’s just a cold.”
But the big one from Omega 3 that you don’t know too well is like, “My whole village got that! Only ten survived!”
They look at you like you’re strange when all you say is, “Well, if everyone who caught the common cold died - I’m pretty sure the human race would be extinct by now.”
Then, when you walk away, they glance at each other. “They’re in denial, aren’t they?”
Then imagine their surprise when, like a week later, you’re fine as can be. They tuck away the pier, just in case, in a storage haul. And all they can think is that humans are some kind of super being.