Onward to Mercury!

I took my rocket ship to Mercury this morning. It didn’t take long. It turns out once you leave Earth’s atmosphere, you can get places in an hour or less. Our atmosphere is thick with old spoken words and thoughts and body odor. But space is clean and thus, rapid.

I got out of my rocket ship and walked around. I look for ways to get exercise. For instance, when I go to the grocery store, I park at the far end of the parking lot so I can get in some walking.

I walked on Mercury till I came to a house. I knocked. A Mercurian answered the door.

The Mercurian said, “What?!”

Do you know how it is when you bite into something and it tastes bad? Or better yet, do you know how it is when you meet someone, and you can tell they are agitated about something, and you don’t feel like finding out?

I said, “I think I must have the wrong address.”

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