Excerpt of Lunch at McDonald's
From near the beginning (formatted for web viewing)
(MARS and her son GARTH, both vegetarians, attempt to order inside a McDonald’s restaurant along a hot desert highway.)
GARTH: I thought you wanted a hamburger.
MARS: (Still reading the menu.) I did. I do.
GARTH: So go ahead. I know this is just an excuse for you to indulge your basic carnivore nature.
MARS: Once or twice a year is a carnivore nature? (Continues reading.)
GARTH: Fast food! It’s called fast food, Mom!
MARS: I’m reading.
GARTH: She’ll have a hamburger.
SERVER: Which one?
GARTH: The cow one.
MARS: (To the SERVER.) Um. What’s the difference between the Big Mac and the Quarter Pounder?
SERVER: The Big Mac’s got two patties and the Quarter Pounder is a quarter pound of meat.
MARS: (Confused.) That clarifies it.
SERVER: The Big Mac has more bread.
GARTH: Look, Mom. The Quarter Pounder’s like a regular hamburger only it’s got a quarter pound of meat. The Big Mac is like a really big sandwich with a bun on each side, two patties, with an extra piece of bread in the middle.
MARS: Well, aren’t you the hamburger man of the world!
GARTH: Unlike you, I do live in the real world.
MARS: You don’t live in the real world. You go to school and watch television.
GARTH: That’s what I said.