Those rats won’t know what hit them! They never knew how imperiled their world would become with the advent of the Internet. Here in the nation’s capital we have finally solved one of our major urban crises without having to pass an act of Congress. Just go online to reach the D.C. Departments of Public Works and Health and officials there will gladly respond to citizens’ inquiries. I am not guaranteeing that they will solve all constituents’ rodent problems, but their advice is free, and may involve some very simple solutions, such as cleaning up dog poop!
So technology to the rescue once again, and maybe some people will think online advice is better than any other advice they have received in the past via the telephone, letter, or face-to-face conversations. And I think there is still one more resource that we haven’t tapped yet.
Remember the Pied Piper of Hamelin?