only a little ways, incremental finger spacing
It's probably inappropriate but when it's some old hoity-toity lookin lady givin me the incremental finger spacing of the average inch or so they usually go with, I hold my thumb and finger up the same way and then extend it from the inch they're showing me out to about 4 inches as if to say "Nuh-uh, it's at least this big, lady!" while also leaving them questioning double entendres like "Did he mean that, or that the distance he's aiming to travel is much more?". Got a few big laughs from doing that. Haven't gotten any rides yet that way but laughs are alright with me.
I once had a guy almost go in the ditch comin at me one timeThe drunk redneck:
Upon seeing you standing/walkngdoown the road, he greets you with a murderous smiles, a swerve in your direction, a giant cloud of black diesel smoke, or a full beer thrown at deadly speed out of a moving vehicle.
this shit happens in Idaho far to often... iv heard people brag even and tel jokes about the act. idaclosedthe "Drive-by shouting"
Its an on-ramp, maybe a walkable US route, or any fuckin road. The point is, you're hitchin and while the traffic passes you by there's one person, driving their shitty car, that's either having a shitty day or is just shitty in general. They're mad, then they see u: you're an instant target cause hay, what better way to let off steam then to scream obscene words at a homeless person trying to get a ride, right? Their window goes down, you see it happen and think "hey what could this be? a ride? random kickdown?" NOPE. All you get is a mouth full of "FUCK YOU YA HOMELESS PIECE OF SHIT GET A JOB EAT A DICK GO DIE . . . !" etc etc.
A funny real life example is as follows: A traveler i know was hitching with a sign that said "What Would Jesus Do?" Some shitty old bag drove by and said "HE'D WALK, ASSHOLE!"