Saturday, November 22, 2008

Drabble: Spoons and Forks

Spoons and Forks

“All these centuries later, and we still think silverware is such a great gift.”

“What do you mean?”

“Those Jesuits we’ve got frozen down in the holds. Bringing civilization to the outer worlds. Teaching them to cover their shame and pray to our god and eat with spoons and forks. Just like the old days.”

“But some of the less advanced worlds are grateful for the help, aren’t they.”

“We’ve all had three million years since the Diaspora divided early humanity onto a thousand worlds. We’re all equally advanced.”

“You still run the freight, though.”

“Man’s gotta make a buck.”

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