Sacrificing Goats To Fix Technical Problems

With all the technical problems we’ve had in the past couple of weeks, including extensive periods in which the blog was down and some features still not working properly, maybe I need to consider another approach rather than relying on technical support. Perhaps I should sacrifice a goat. Apparently some believe it helps with airplanes:

Nepal’s state run airline sacrificed two goats earlier this week, hoping it would please the gods and resolve technical problems with a troubled jet, officials said Thursday.

One of the airline’s two Boeing 757 aircraft has been grounded for maintenance since last month. The other jet has suffered technical problems that forced the airline to cancel several flights, stranding passengers.

Hoping to end those problems, the airline sacrificed the goats earlier this week, according to an airline official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters.

It is common in predominantly Hindu Nepal to sacrifice animals hoping for good luck and blessings.

On the one hand I really doubt sacrificing a goat will fix my technical problems. On the other hand, it is far less risky to read a blog which uses sacrifices to attempt to fix problems than to fly an airplane “repaired” in such a manner.

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