Chapter 8 – Traffic Troubles

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“Did you ever notice that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” -George Carlin

Road rage plagues the City and a community meeting is called where Polly Wally takes in all manner of stupid suggestions including traffic cheerleaders to lift critters spirits and keep them attentive behind the wheel. The same weasel who once worked at the rehab center is dispatched to validate critters’ existences. Hug mocks him and his empty mission despite the weasels assurance that research has shown critters appreciate even insincere validation. Sir Hugs-a-lot, a Megacorp stooge, initiates a public contest for ideas to fix the traffic issues (the winner gets free helicopter rides to work). Hug resists at first, but eventually suggests they reverse all the one way streets, an idea Sir Hugs-a-lot’s assistant steals. The plan causes havoc all over the City and Hug decides he might have been lucky to have the idea stolen from him.