We've been on this planet for a day talking with Gar. It's like been caught at a party with the one person nobody wants to speak to.
In that time, we have been telling him everything we know. Beverly has been going on about medicine, shoes and fishnets, Deanna has been talking about counseling and shopping, Geordi has mentioned his precious engines, and Worf has been reciting old Klingon stories.
I didn't have too much to talk about. After all, I've never being that good at small talk and general conversation.
What concerns me is that very soon, Gar will get bored of us; what will happen then. I know that once Geordi started mentioning the engines, it was a challenge to stay awake.
While Deanna tells Gar all the details of her latest shopping trip, Geordi pulls me aside.
"I think I know how we can get off the planet; the forcefield is noticably weaker then Gar listens to us. It's because he has to concentrate more. The Enterprise will have been watching, waiting for an opportunity. If we all talk at the same time, we might be able to beam up."
Geordi might be able to earn his pay this week.
Eventually, I tell the idea to all the others.
We all approach Gar.
"What do you think of the shops in Starfleet Headquarters, Deanna?" I say.
"Oh, they're absolutely gorgeous" she replies.
"I agree" says Beverly, "Especially 'Ferengi Fishnets'."
"'Kahless's Coats'" is a disgrace." says Worf, "They should not use the name of a revered Klingon."
"Spare Parts For Starships.' is a great place." adds Geordi, "Anything I want to keep the Enterprise going, I can find there."
Everybody chats away meaningless drivel at the same time; much like they do on a rest break in Ten Forward.
Gar is struggling to keep us with the constant chatter.
I know how he feels; it makes me sympathise a little with him!
The forcefield starts to weaken; Geordi sends a signal to the Enterprise and we are all beamed up.
Straight away, we post a warning beacon in orbit, saying, "Unless you want to chat meaninglessly to a Yeti for all eternity, avoid this planet."