“Your home is beautiful. Simply beautiful,” the Earthman informed his Beta-4 hostess. “The lines, the form. And what a spectrum of color! This is art!”
The female alien smiled. “Our culture recognizes genius. We employ artists in every aspect of everyday home design. May I show you the rest of our residence?”
“One moment,” the Earthman replied. “George, Mary, come look at this piece!”
His flight crew joined him.
“I must meet the sculptor.”
The hostess blushed green.
“Sirs . . . Madam . . . I will gladly accommodate your request. I should inform you, though, that what you’re looking at is our toilet.”