Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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Destination mask

Leave them in no doubt
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For hitching. This rewritable surface for indicating the required destination is the front part of a headpiece. There are two eyeholes through the writing surface. It leaves both hands free (one for sticking out a thumb, the other for putting in pocket). As cars go by you give them a really intent stare and follow them around as they go past.
Mony a Mickle, Nov 17 2008


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       I like this because it would conceal the facial tattoos and unnaturally sharp canines hitchhikers tend to have.
bungston, Nov 17 2008
  

       I'm a retired thumb gypsy, and I believe I am qualified to state that this would not have significantly increased the amount of rides given.   

       It would have resulted in much time spent laughing though, as you stood there baking in the sun or freezing in the cold, watching the expressions on peoples faces as they passed.   

       Back in the day, we had synchronized thumb waving routines we did while hitching - they worked well at getting people to stop.   

       I also would stand with my companion on my shoulders with their thumb out while I clasped my hands and pleaded - that one worked well also.
normzone, Nov 27 2017
  

       Wait - that was YOU, [normz]? Sorry - I didn't realize that puddle would be so deep.
MaxwellBuchanan, Nov 27 2017
  

       You HAVE come up in the world since then - that beater van was unworthy of you. That was my only pipeful I was lighting also.   

       I've hitched by myself, with a backpack, with a pretty girl, and with a bicycle. You know which one was most effective?   

       The bicycle. Somebody in a truck or van sees you let a dozen cars pass before you raise your thumb, and they understand that only they can help you. It triggers a different feeling than " somebody will give him a ride ".
normzone, Nov 27 2017
  

       The best way in my experience is to throw yourself in the way of the large pick-up with “bull-bars” wearing only this mask as described and nothing else. Then as the vehicle rams you you get carried any number of miles on the front, entangled in the bars. I was known as the ‘mascot of the mid-west’ for many years due to this method. ITS THE ONLY WAY TO TRAVEL. Despite crippling injuries which dog me to this day I got laid in nearly every town. And 3 free beers.
DDRopDeadly, Nov 29 2017
  

       I might add I work itinerantly in hospitals which is where I was invariably taken - a door to door service
DDRopDeadly, Nov 29 2017
  

       We misread this as "Desalination mask" which sounds intriguing and a convincing HB idea title in its own right.
8th of 7, Nov 29 2017
  


 

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