Today is going to be a great day!
I've ordered a new hyper-standard television from the suppliers. It should be delivered to the Enterprise in a couple of hours. From what I've heard, it's a top of the range model that shows holographic pictures from all the planets.
Deanna rushes in.
"Has it come yet, Captain?" she asks.
"Has WHAT come yet, Deanna?" I reply.
"Why, the television of course." she answers, as if the couldn't be anything else. "I want to see it working."
Bev and Riker run in.
"Has it come yet?" they ask.
"No." I tell them.
"Well we don't want to miss the first programme in holographic vision." Bev tells me, "As The Universe Turns is my favourite show."
All the other senior staff who filter in say this.
"Honestly." I tell them, "I don't know what the fuss is over a daytime soap opera."
"Captain." explains Data, "What is important is that Brad is engaged to marry Stephanie, but is secretly in love with Angela. Meanwhile next door, Jeff is losing money in his hovercar business and plans to fake his death. He does not realise that his wife Joanne has killed his rival, which will..."
"Enough!" I tell them, "Let's just get the television. Remember it is mine!"
A few minutes later, to rousing cheers, the television arrives. Two engineers start to tax it out of the box, as the entire senior staff look on in eager anticipation.
The expectation turns rather glum as the top of the range holographic television is unveiled.
"This isn't quite what I was expecting." I tell them.
"What is it?" Jadzia asks.
To be continued...