We've all lingered a little longer than is necessary sometimes. Usually, this happens when I have an appointment at, say, 1 o'clock but I just got out somewhere at 11. I don't want to drive across town, get home, and then have to go out again. So I'll spend a little over an hour at your cafe with my kids. Which is probably about 25 minutes more than I needed to. I don't do this a lot. I try not to take advantage of your good nature if you're offering me the free Wi-Fi and a comfy bench. Often I'll get a few to-go bagels, but maybe that's just me justifying. I don't need to stay that long.
But eesh. I don't invite 50 friends over, stake out tables all over the place at 5 am, and refuse to leave until closing because I spent a few bucks on coffee. And pull this crap every day. What is wrong with people?
I'm thinking that instead of complaining, this McDonald's should take advantage of the situation and call in the TV cameras. They could make a reality show out of this. The TV people could hire an improv team for cheap to do outrageous things that will be SURE to get viewers and drive away these particular customers.
But overstaying is a problem everywhere. A friend commented on facebook recently that all the new McDonalds restaurants seem to have no PlayLands. Seems there's no middle ground between "get your food and get out" and "I wanna stay all day, get 25 free refills and flush the toilet 50 times because I'm an inconsiderate slob."