On Friday December 1 1995, to be exact, I was on my way to the US. Third trip. My flight was from Melbourne to Auckland, thence to Los Angeles.
I was in the transit lounge waiting patiently for the next flight when a plane load of Americans arrived from Cairns. Most of them seemed to be senior citizens and most of them were joining my flight to Los Angeles.
They were there maybe 15 minutes when one of their number broke, almost breathlessly, into the throng and announced 'hey - they've got a MacDonalds here!'.
Imagine my surprise when they, most of them, ran off in pursuit of MacDonalds. To quote Oscar Wilde, the unspeakable in pursuit of the inedible!