When did hitchhiking vanish?
In my (oh, so very long distant) youth, in the late sixties and early seventies, everyone did it. There were even songs about it (Hitchin' a Ride). I quit when my daughter was born, and got a car of my own. I still picked up the occasional rider but quit when people started looking scruffier, and less like random hippy types.
I'd been listening to a documentary on The Eagles, and "Take It Easy" came on. There's the line about "It's a girl my Lord in a flat-bed Ford / Slowin' down to take a look at me" and I realized that I hadn't seen a hitch hiker in several years. Mind you, I wouldn't have stopped. It's kind of sad to admit that I wouldn't feel safe.
Is it true everywhere? When was the last time you saw someone hitch hiking?