Thursday January 4, 2001
Book 1: The Tub of Happiness — Bureaucracy Bountiful


Massey: Captain Tagon, I think it's critical that you and your company get off Luna as soon as possible. A Partnership Collective drone let slip that they want you here for as long as possible.
Tagon: We can leave tomorrow morning. My men are completing their crowd control assigment, and then all it remains is for us to collect payment.
Massey: Have you ever tried to collect from Luna on a government contract before?
Tagon: No, why? Is something wrong?
Massey: You could be here for years before you ever get paid.
Tagon: Lots of red tape, eh?
Massey: Very little actually, but they will make you stand in line.
Tagon: Years, you say?
Massey: It's a long line.
Narrator: Those nefarious bureaucrats...