A month after the Wertiger Insititute opened with its Space Communications Array, the aliens contacted humanity.
“For one month, we will monitor Earth’s transmissions, then give our Final Order.”
That was it. What did it mean?
To be safe, TV channels sanitized their broadcasts. “The Sound of Music” and “Bambi” played thousands of times. Movies like “A Clockwork Orange” and “50 Shades of Gray” never played once.
No one thought about the commercial content.
The hour arrived and the entire Earth waited with baited breath.
At last the aliens spoke, “Our Order is: One thousand pepperoni pizzas with extra cheese!”
Written for the Friday Fictioners: https://rochellewisoff.com/2018/10/17/19-october-2018/