We had a fundraiser for C’s school at the local McDonald’s, and I swear I have never seen a McDonald’s more crowded, and that includes when we stopped at that one McDonald’s in Barstow on school orchestra trips (you know the one… that EVERYBODY stops at in Barstow). I think the thing about having a McDonald’s full of elementary school students is that they’re so… kinetic. They’re like gas particles, in constant motion, so they seem bigger than they are.
When we grow up, we turn into these amorphous solids, able to stand in one place for long periods of time without randomly running as fast as we can toward no particular destination. Not sure that’s better, really.