We ordered and sat down at a table during the busy lunch hour. There were tons of school children, who, it appears, are left to their own devices for lunch. The same goes for transportation- there are no school buses when public transport is so plentiful, apparently. By the way, all Australian children dress in fancy school uniforms. Like suit and tie fancy. Consequently, the kids look smarter. I haven't talked to any yet, so the jury is still out on whether their above-average dress is indeed a reflection of their intelligence. I digress again.
We ordered, sat down, and then noticed there was a single lime on the floor. For some reason, we both found it hilarious. We spent the next few minutes musing about where it had come from and why it was there. Multiple people, including McDonald's employees, walked by it and either didn't see it or ignored it.
The man ate quickly and as he got up, we watched carefully to see if he would take his (?) lime. He didn't. We contemplated running after him but "sir, you forgot your lime" just sounded too lame. So there it sat on the table until a group of school kids sat down and one boy said to his "mate" in his adorable Australian accent "there's a lime on this table!" as if he had just won the lottery. We didn't stick around long enough to find out its fate. Maybe the boy took it home. Maybe someone threw it away. Maybe it's still sitting on the table.
And that, my friends, is the story of the disproportionately entertaining lime.