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Today is a busy day, so clearly I needed to take a few minutes to share some randomness.

1.  KFC and Pizza Hut closed in Nepal

From a Agence France-Presse story posted here:

All four KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants in Nepal shut down on Tuesday saying that staff had attacked and threatened to kill branch managers.  Devyani International, which operates outlets of KFC and Pizza Hut in Nepal and neighbouring India, wrote a letter to authorities announcing the immediate closure of its eateries in the capital Kathmandu.  

“In order to disrupt our operations, some staff have physically attacked and threatened to kill the senior managers,” the company said in a letter leaked to local media and seen by AFP.

“These acts have put the life of senior managers at risk. To maintain the safety of our restaurants and the staff, we have shut down our services for an indefinite period,” it said.

The shutters were down at the four restaurants on Tuesday, and Devyani International and the police were unavailable for comment.

Now, this warrants being posted for two reasons:

  • What could possibly drive these people to threaten their managers?  The secret herbs and spices?  The cheesy garlic bread?
  • I ate at this KFC my last day in Kathmandu prior to starting the more than 24 hour trek back to the States.  In my defense, there weren’t a lot of options in the part of Kathmandu the KFC is in, and there were fewer options at the airport in Kathmandu prior to the 5 hour flight to Doha.  My mom ate at the Pizza Hut too.

2. Excited Seal is excited!

I have no real reason for posting this other than it’s a photo that never ceases to amuse me.

Granted, the circumstances that led to this photo being possible were scary and tragic, and I know the folks impacted by the flooding are still recovering.  Help if you can, cool?
If you’re in Minnesota or Wisconsin, vote today.  If you’re not in either of those states (and even if you are!), do something nice for someone today.  Share some kindness.


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