Last time I checked, Taco Bell told us to "Live Mas," not "Loiter Mas."

Ever since I obtained my license and could drive, I've always noticed a lot of people hanging out in front of the Taco Bell on Mariano Bishop Blvd in Fall River. It wasn't until recently that I started noticing the same pattern behind the Taco Bell in the North Dartmouth Mall parking lot.

I get it, it's the weekend and you'd rather be out chillin' with your friends, but why the parking lot of Taco Bell? Even at an up-close observation, not one person had a Taco Bell Baja Blast in their hands or even the faintest sight of a Nacho Cheese Doritos Locos Taco. No one was there to eat, yet everyone was there to just, well, hang out.

Not once when I was younger did I think to myself, or say out loud to my friends "Hey, let's go hang out at Taco Bell!"

Is there some kind of mystery factor I'm missing? Where's the thrill? Where's the excitement?! For the love of Crunch Wrap Supremes, it's the freakin' weekend! Go out and live your life instead of wasting it away in a parking lot that's essentially reserved for paying customers. I mean, technically, this is loitering, am I right?

Honestly, I'm not trying to hate on the idea of getting together with friends and hanging out. Trust me, I've been there and done that scene. I'm just trying to figure out what exactly is bringing people together in a Taco Bell parking lot. There's some type of appeal that I'm just not seeing and perhaps I'm finally admitting to being to old to understand, but whatever it is, it's beyond me.

Perhaps I'm the one who needs to think outside the bun.

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