If there's a dog along for the ride, the sight and sound of buggies zooming past his open window could wake him up.
You may find yourself coming up with questions like: "Do Amish children know who Beyonce is?" and "Would the Amish guy who just pulled his buggy into that BP station be allowed to pick up a non-Amish hitchhiker whose car broke down?" without getting any straight answers.
You might later discover that all baptized Amish people had a choice about it; that Amish teenagers get a "running around" period, when they can try out the "outside world" before deciding whether to commit to the world they were born into. About 90 percent do come back to what's most familiar. As high as that percentage seems, how much different is it from what happens on the other side? Don't about 90 percent of young people who temporarily tiptoe away from all communities or sets of expectations return to them in the end?
I would like to read a memoir essay by someone who represents the Amish 10 percent - now that's a story, a hook, as courage always is - but would settle for a long email that includes well-informed responses to my Queen B and hitchhiking concerns.