The Tellarites exit a sh'pod and face Quantum, who says, "You people are even uglier than I remember!" Dude, you didn't even allow the Ambassador Wilbur to have the first word! What if he decided to embrace human customs and not be insulting? Wait a minute, Hoshi said they were argumentative, not, you know, dicks. I think Quantum doesn't know the definition of "argue." I think Quantum's an idiot. They introduce themselves and Wilbur sticks out his hand to shake. Quantum's taken aback. See? They are attempting to act human. Ass. Wilbur complains that the ship, the "pride of Starfleet," is small and unimpressive. "Funny, I was about to say the same about you," Quantum counters. Note that Wilbur complained about the ship, not Quantum, yet here is Quantum making a personal attack. Prick. However, Wilbur seems to like it and says Quantum can show them to their quarters. More complaints from the Tellarites about the temperature of the ship. T'Pol gives Quantum a look. You know what she's really thinking -- hell, what we're ALL thinking -- is, "It's a good thing being an asshole comes so naturally to him."
At a reception for the Tellarites, Trip finishes a joke with, "So he says, 'Well, I'm not really a pilot.' Heh heh." The Tellarites look at him blankly. As the camera cuts away, we hear Trip say (off camera), "Oh. You don't get it." Hee! There was something incredibly funny about that direction and with Trinneer's delivery. A steward sets more "alien" food on a buffet table as a Tellarite looks on. Trip scampers over to where T'Pol and Quantum are discussing the ship's temperature and says he likes the Tellarites for saying stuff like it is: "It's refreshing -- speaking your mind for a change." When has Trip ever NOT spoken his mind? Quantum squares his shoulders and says, "You don't feel free speaking your mind with the rest of us?" T'Pol looks interested in hearing Trip's response. Trip says that Quantum knows what he means. "No, maybe you'd like to explain it to us," Quantum snaps. Trip looks confused. "Why don't you change your uniform before you stink up the place," Quantum adds, walking away. Trip finally catches on: "Ah, practicing your Tellarite -- I get it." Quantum turns to glare at him. Trip shuffles out of the room uncomfortably. T'Pol looks impassively at Quantum, who finally grins, saying, "When in Rome." And that's the first time Quantum's assholishness has made me crack up. T'Pol questions the Rome reference. "Forget it," Quantum says. So I do.