(Closed) Spinoff – Have you ever hitch-hiked?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Have you ever hitched a ride?
    Yes, but just once or twice. : (18 votes)
    18 %
    Yes, frequently. : (3 votes)
    3 %
    No way? Are you crazy? : (69 votes)
    68 %
    I really like chocolate. : (11 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    4693 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Nope, definitely not.

    Post # 4
    Member
    4272 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    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
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    5073 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    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
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    3265 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Nope, certainly never have.

     

    Post # 7
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    2077 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    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
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    1934 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Not a chance in hell…or anywhere else for that matter.  That sounds like a recipe for disaster to me.

    Post # 9
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    423 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    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
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    1813 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    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
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    1115 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
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    1925 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    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
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    5295 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 1993

    I watch Criminal Minds. 

     

    So no. Never. Ever. Ever. And I always keep my cellphone within reach!

    Post # 14
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    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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
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    285 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    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.

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