Sunday, June 5, 2011
Hitch a Ride
Was that out of fashion for some time? It took me by surprise to see a hitchhiker so I'm thinking this hasn't been such a used means of transportation in the recent past.
I guess with the price of gas lately it should not be so surprising that it would make a resurgence.
OR. maybe I have just been hiding out in my own little world lately and haven't noticed that hitchhiking is a popular thing. There are whole web sites devoted to the hobby, like this one.
I haven't stopped to pick anyone up. I did see an attractive, well dressed young woman. I did not notice if she had a companion waiting behind a tree. I saw two young men with a sign for where they were headed.
I also saw one man, not at all well dressed, who was wearing a large hat swathed in layers and layers of plastic wrap. I could only think, "Good luck with that."
Sites like the one linked above have all kinds of tips and suggestions for hitchhikers. I hope some one will add "Don't be looking so weird," to the list--if it's not there already.
Would you ever pick up a hitchhiker?
P.S. I may have to dig out the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series. I remembering laughing hysterically through those years ago...with my peculiar sense of humor.