I've never been a traditional hitchiker. In fact, i can count on 2 hands how many times i've accepted a ride in the last 18 months. A selective hitchiker is someone like me who, susses up a woman or a couple coming out of a grocery store and in rare instances asking if they would mind going my way.
Today, I was walking to my destination when my new acquaintance who saw me asked me if i'd like to hop in. She said: "Guess what's in the box next to you?"
Her daughter took out a baby duck and put it in my hand. I held the duck for the entire ride. The mom asked when the last time was that I held a baby duck.
She was stunned that I knew exactly what year. It was when I was a teacher's aide at Havenwood Day School in 1986.......
I must say I have never hitched a ride with company from a duck before!