“What a daft woman.” people said, “She walks around with that bird on her head.” One day, television stations arrived in town to cover the space convention. There was a problem though. One of the alien delegations misunderstood things and thought humans wanted the honor of becoming their slaves. So the woman sent her bird to talk to the aliens. Terrified, they had never seen a talking bird, the aliens left in a hurry never to come back. “What an amazing woman,” people said, that amazing woman who walks around with an amazing bird on her head, daft no more.