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This bit of news is too ridiculous to pass up:

Around 40 McDonald’s restaurants in the UK are imposing substantial fines for motorists who linger too long in the parking lots eating their meals. Apparently parking spots are at a premium and it’s the chain’s way of keeping people from abusing the lots. One man, The Guardian reports, took nearly an hour to eat his meal and drink his coffee.

Perhaps, in those forlorn parking lots, in those grease-filled, fry-smelling cars, the Slow Food movement is taking root…maybe it starts with eating your value meal realllly slowwwwly…(while the restaurant writes you a ticket).