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I Saw You: Hitching Rides with Strangers

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I don’t know what kind of person offers to pick up a 6-foot-3 dude walking down the street in the middle of the night. I was initially suspicious, but the fact that my phone wasn’t working and I was quite far from home—and probably due to the feeling of invincibility imparted upon me by multiple holiday spirits—I set my parents’ stern warnings aside and got into a car with a rando. You dropped me off without robbing me or making things weird. I shan’t be doing that again, but it’s nice to know that even in this crazy world, it is still possible to rely upon the kindness of strangers.

I Saw You is an anonymous “man on the street” column. Email your rants and raves about co-workers or any badly behaving citizens to [email protected], or send to 380 S. First St, San Jose, 95113. Submissions should stick to about 100 words.

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