I just don't understand the desire to dine al fresco. First there's the obvious de-evolutionary issue—we have buildings now so we don't have to eat outdoors! Yet people want to eat outside so badly. I'm in a restaurant that's about 30% full. A couple came in and asked about patio seating. The host said it would be 25 minutes. So they sat on a couple of tree stumps outside to wait. What the hell? It's a nice day, but why would someone waste 25 minutes waiting for a table outside when they could be eating their cheeseburgers by then if they sat inside?