What to Do if You’re the First Human to Make Contact with Aliens
Step 1: Don’t Panic.
Douglas Adams listed this first for a reason. This is perhaps the most important step and it will certainly set the tone for the rest of your close encounter. The last thing you want to do is represent the entire human race by being a scared-to-death little idiot.
It is vitally important that you do not contort your face in terror and/or flee from the aliens no matter how horrifying they may be. They could be very sensitive about their nightmarish, be-tentacled appearance and consider your actions a grave insult or an act of war. They might also think that humanity is a bunch of wimps that are fit for nothing but extermination. You don’t want the results of that on your conscience…
… so grab whatever iota of composure you have and get ready to be Earth’s shining ambassador to the stars.
Step 2: Take…
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