So if you're out hitchhiking in suburban Washington on a Tuesday morning, you might want to consider going with the conservative, clean-cut, preppy look. As opposed to the greasy-haired, unshaven, black eye, Army jacket, HUGE duffel bag, chain around the waist and slightly deranged and totally pissed off facial expression look. Not that I would ever pick up a hitchhiker (cause Ted Bundy was pretty clean-cut, as I recall from all of the accounts of his crimes), but really. So I imagine the scene if I did stop to pick him up:
Me--I'm going toward Gaithersburg, how 'bout you?
HH--Um, yeah, Gaithersburg, sounds good
Me--So did you want to just throw your chainsaws and whatnot in the trunk?
HH--(mutters something barely audible about how the trunk in my Honda doesn't look big enough to accomodate his chainsaws and my trussed-up body)
Me--I'm sorry, I didn't catch that?
HH--Uh, no, I'll keep them up front with me
Me--You know, I just realized that I need to head back toward Rockville. There's a Metro station about a mile from here...I even have a fare card with a few dollars left. Why don't you take it? You have a great day, now!