Post # 1
I have to admit I was a well-seasoned hitch-hiker in the 70s and 80s. I have hitched from Maine to Florida, to cities, to work, when my car broke down,,etc. I can honestly say I never felt like I was in danger and I never had anything bad happened and I hitched thousands of times. The last time I hitched was in 1995 st the age of 38 and I remember thinking that I was definitely too old to be doing so anymore and I haven’t. I never hitched with my child or anyone else for that matter. People are so weird now-a-days; it’s a different “scene”.
Post # 4
No, but I wasn’t alive during the 70s and I was a baby in the later part of the 80s. So, I can’t really tell you how things have changed. I just wouldn’t do it. Too many creeps.
Post # 5
No, but I have hitched rides on boats at the beach. this was over 20 years ago, before I realized how stupid and dangerous it was.
I can’t believe I made it into my forties. Seriously.
Post # 6
Nope, certainly never have.
Post # 7
I didn’t “hitch” really, but a group of friends, Fiance, and I were offered a ride from a stranger after a 4 hour hike. We accepted because it was getting dark and we didn’t want to hike 4 hours back the way we came. The guy was actually really nice.
Post # 8
Not a chance in hell…or anywhere else for that matter. That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.
Post # 9
I’ve picked up hitchhikers a few times, and have hitchhiked a few times with friends. It’s very common on some of the Gulf Islands nearby (there’s even designated hitchhiker pick up and drop off areas on one of them!), as well as in some areas of upper Vancouver Island (Tofino, Uclulet)… What can I say, us island folks can be a bit more free spirited.
Post # 10
A friend and I did very early one morning (on the way home from a club), jokingly tthough when we saw a milk cart. He stopped and gave us a lift, but we had to run the milk to the doors. He finally dropped us off at home and gave us each a bottle of orange juice for our hangover and milk for our hard work.
Post # 11
I toyed with the idea of choosing the last one, but I actually really dislike chocolate.
I would rather walk for miles or ride the greyhound than hitchhike.
Post # 12
When I lived in a small college town where hitch-hiking was common, I did. I was 18-21 at the time, and I have to admit, it was pretty stupid. I never got myself into dangerous situations and only hitch-hiked with someone else. I’ve also picked up a hitch-hiker before, again in the small college town.
With that said, I would NEVER hitch hike now!!! (i’m 25, and older and wiser.)
Post # 13
I watch Criminal Minds.
So no. Never. Ever. Ever. And I always keep my cellphone within reach!
Post # 14
In the mid 90s, our car broke down on the off-ramp of the interstate. I was probably 10 at the time and with my parents in our car. A woman and her two young boys stopped in their van. They gave us a lift to my dad’s parents’ house (our destination) about 10 minutes away. I guess my parents figured this 30 year old wouldn’t axe murder us in broad daylight with her 6 and 4 year olds watching.
Post # 15
I unintentionally hitched a ride on a trip to Scotland. Apparently the bus schedule I had wasn’t correct on weekday afternoons b/c the public bus became a school bus, but the driver happened to drive by the stop and after explaining the situation, gave me a lift to the nearest bus stop that had a line running that day. So I guess I was a hitch hiker…? My parents would have killed me though, I was a 20 year old female backpacker travelling solo at the time.
Post # 16
I did once. And I never will again. I was stranded and didn’t really have another choice. Some kind pizza delivery guy picked me up and took me where I needed to go.