You see them from time to time as you travel down the interstate, those people who seem frozen in time. Some hold up signs with very little information except that they are going one way. Some hold up signs that you cant read because there wasn't enough time as your car drove by. Then there are those who just sit there, surrounded by their only belongings and maybe a dog as a companion. You've seen them, right?
When I was a child, I saw them all the time and wondered how far they had walked and how did they get here in the middle of no where. Do you help them? Do you stop and pick them up? What if they have only intentions of harm? So we drive on by and can only wish them luck. We live in a society where we hear all the depressing news of random shootings, murders, rapes, kidnapping, burglaries, and terrorism...Its no wonder we cant trust someone hitch hiking just to get to a place down the road! When I was a child, I can remember my my parents picking up a hitch hiker or two as we traveled. You just cant take that chance now.
I had this hitch hiker the other day...
He road over five miles with me. I finally had to call my daughter on my cell phone and ask her to step outside her place of business and bring a fly swatter to knock him off...His ride was over! No Hitch Hikers allowed!