It was the First Contact Welcome Dinner. I was seated next to one of their planetary scientists.
“It’s amazing how your planet is smack in the middle of the Goldilocks Zone.”
“Our translator does not understand ‘Goldilocks’. What does it mean?”
“It’s a reference to a fairytale we tell to our younger people. I meant the circumstellar zone of optimal habitability.”
“Oh, that. We can talk about that later. But first you must tell me the story of this ‘Goldilocks’.”
Consider this a friendly, local pub. Make yourself at home, bring your friends, have a good time! Meet new people, have a laugh, enjoy the ambience, and the Oxford commas.