I knew there was a new excitement in Kathmandu people. Well that was not because our budget finally passed; KFC is in town. I was informed that I could get some good photos of people queuing before KFC opens for public. I was not sure patience less Nepalese people would ‘wait’ for anything and that for chicken at 11 am. To my surprise, there was a big queue. Some were even taking photographs in front of it as it was a new landmark of Kathmandu.
Mostly it was the youth. The same youth I know who can’t wait for 10 seconds in the red light in traffic signal. It was the same youth that can’t wait to pay their telephone bills. I could see such patience for the first time in a Nepali youth. Patience taught by brazillian chicken.
I saw the queue for few more days (haven’t gone there lately though). I just don’t understand why Nepalese people are so eager for tasteless chicken that comes all the way from Brazil. I said tasteless because it was tasteless to me (yes I tasted). KFC is supposed to be cheap. But you order, pay, wait for the order, take your food ‘yourself’ to the table and pay 10% service charge. WTF. And Nepalese seem to enjoying and call their friend and say I’m at KFC with nepali-english accent, Finger licking good anyway.