Spin off of the Taco Bell thread: Why is everyone's main complaint about Taco Bell the fact it's not "authentic Mexican food"?
It seems bizarre to me. If I’m doing a road trip, I’ll stop and eat in for fast food if that’s where I choose to stop. Even on college road trips or when I worked on political campaigns with 4 people in the car; we’ve never been so time crunched to not have 20 minutes. Back in the day when I was doing long solo road trips. I found it fun to pick up the local paper and flip through it while eating.
Anyway, I just find it bizarre for adults to do this. Maybe I can see it if you’ve got two hungry cranky kids in the back and need to feed them. We didn’t do many road trips when I was a kid, but we always stopped and ate in when we did.
The only time I can remember eating in the car was when I was sharing an apartment with too many fellow campaign workers one summer and my friend and I would often stop and get something on the way home from clubbing, we’d just eat in the parking lot of the apartment building, but only stay in the car if it was raining. The other people staying with us were serious pot heads and spent every penny on weed. Didn’t want to deal with their hungry stray puppy eyes when we came in with a bag of food, at my pay, I wanted every fry for myself!