Things are getting a little icee between two Slurpee slingers in Osaka. When one franchisee decided to change the hours his store was open, the parent company tried to freeze him out. The relationship is still on the rocks. “Across Japan, it can seem as if there’s a 7-Eleven on every corner. Now, on a single corner in a working-class suburb of Osaka, there are two. The unusual pairing is the latest manifestation of a grudge match between one of Japan’s most powerful companies and, arguably, one of its most stubborn men.” The NYT takes you inside the chilling story, complete with threats, spies and videotape. A Grudge Match in Japan: One Corner, Two 7-Elevens. (This is what happens when there’s a fight between two parties, both willing to take it to eleven.)

+ This seems like a good time to serve up a shoutout to Omar Knedlik, inventor of the ICEE and Slurpee.

+ Related: 26 terrifying pictures of gorilla hail that fell in Texas and Oklahoma this week. (Seriously nature, chill.)