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"Don't you want to heat that?" the alien asked.
"No, ice cream is meant to be cold."
"Do you humans not have cold receptors to warn you?"
"Yeah, but it depends on context."
"Wait, you humans rewire your warning signals to pleasure depending on context?"
"It's a lovely ice cream."

@MicroSFF "Wait, you humans rewire your warning signals to pleasure depending on context?"

"Oh yeah baby, that's what makes it really hot!"

"Now we're talking about hot instead of cold?"

@musicmatze @MicroSFF
Chuckles "When we're done eating, I've got to introduce you to masochism. If you think this blows your mind..."

Alien starts edging towards the door. "I don't understand your idiom, but I understand 'blows' is sometimes a reference to an explosion? Why would you want to explode my mind?"

@MicroSFF The number of poisons humans greedily ingest on this basis is part of what's keeping the visitors away from our planet.

@MicroSFF Remember Masoch's Law — for every possible experience, no matter how painful or otherwise "obviously" unpleasant, there's someone out there who likes it.

@Canageek @MicroSFF or the "Human's as Mad-Science hoolagins" bit from Star-Trek fandom.

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