The ratio of people to cake is too big.
Excuse me, I believe you have my stapler...
This question occurred to me after a game, and I had no chance to play again, and I thought to ask here.
Can a player pick a chit of lower length than his actual route? For example, can a player pick a length 7 chit even if his route length is 8?
Only if there are no chits available in your current length.
You can't decide to take a lower length chit just because it may have a higher value.