Alien technology was great, but the aliens took wicked delight in human foibles.
That’s why Jenny felt nervous at meeting George the alien in the cafe. He placed a tub of Haagen-Dazs Rocky Road before her. Jenny was addicted to it, and also horribly allergic.
George held up a vial. “These nano-meds will eliminate your allergy.”
Jenny hesitated, “And…”
“The side effects are: you’ll grow horns and a tail.”
She thought about it. The cafe’s patrons all listened in. Jenny turned to them and said, “should I?”
Across the cafe, tentacles, wings, and flippers rose up in a Yes vote.
Written for the Friday Fictioneers: https://rochellewisoff.com/2020/01/22/24-january-2020/