144. Monsters Like Gullible Drivers who Pick Up Hitchhikers

Hitchhiking is dangerous.

You’re out alone, along an otherwise deserted highway. Tired, anxious to get to where you’re going. And suddenly you see someone.

You exchange a few cursory words. A “hey, where are you headed?” followed by a “I’m heading in that direction, too.”

Then suddenly you’re not alone anymore. You sit side by side in the car, watching the miles pass into darkness behind you. After a few hours, you grow accustomed to the quiet company, and you get your guard slip.

You think to yourself, “I guess picking up hitchhikers doesn’t have to be dangerous, after all.”

That’s the moment we were waiting for.


Jim MacKenzie is an amateur futurist on his way to guru-hood. He studied journalism and works in television. Jim writes for several blogs, including The Incredible Vanishing Paperweight and the satirical horror site StuffMonsterslike.com. Jim and his SML co-blogger, Sarah Giavedoni, have started a holiday, ticked off celebrities and tried to purchase the lunar surface. In his spare time, Jim likes listening to rock music, reading, giving away free books at his nonprofit "The POP Project" and trying to catch the real Thomas Wolfe Home arsonist.

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