I am in VA, USA, and I try to make a habit of picking up as many hitchhikers as I can. They are usually very nice, but sketchy people who insist on telling you their entire criminal history. I would love to see one of the characters from my hitchhiker experiences tag along with the Jonses for a while.
Here are my 4 favorites:
Toothless John: Had about 3 teeth and carried a trashbag. Mumbled so horribly that I had no idea what he was saying.
Airbag Phil: Had gotten into a car wreck the night before, drunk driving with a buddy (neither had licenses), and had a huge red mark covering the right side of his face, where the airbag had hit him.
Pamphlet Paul: Dirty smelly guy touring the US, pursuing his dream of writing pamphlets (not books,…pamphlets), and had been shot at by gansters the week before. He was heading home to see his 3rd wife, a deaf lady with 5 kids.
Debbie: I happen to be driving by her when she was going to and from her sisters house on two separate days. She wore waaaay too much old lady perfume, but seemed like a very strong woman for how little and old she was. She must have been to walk as far as she did with such a heavy bag.