Author's Notes:
Written for Challenge 657: Faux Pas at dw100.

Fifth Doctor.

Summary: The Doctor's choice of buttonhole isn't going down well with the natives.

The Doctor likes celery, it’s very decorative, and it’s not bad as a snack in an emergency either. Unfortunately, on this particular world, it’s a bit of a fashion faux pas, mostly because the aliens rather resemble stalks of celery themselves. Of course, if he’d know that in advance this unpleasantness could probably have been avoided, but as humans say, it’s easy to be wise by hindsight.

“I apologise most sincerely, it’s not meant to represent your illustrious leader at all, much less mock her. Just an unfortunate coincidence.”

He really hopes they don’t go in for capital punishment here.

The End