From yesterday’s conversation with a friend:
me: how are you traveling – hitchhiking, bus or plane?
she: Plane. I wish I had the funds to make a roadtrip out of the move. But I don’t. I haven’t hitched long distances in years. I promised my boyfriend I wouldn’t, cause it made him worry
me: Pity you get molested at airports by TSA with more certainty than when hitchhiking
she: Yeah, I know. The TSA felt me up and confiscated my sunblock.
These days, hitchhiking might expose a person to creeps. Flying commercial is all but guaranteed to provide the same exposure and with fewer legal self-protection rights.