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Hitchhikers?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TSGB, Apr 1, 2007.

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Do you pick up hitchhikers?

Poll closed May 1, 2007.
  1. Yes.

    4.3%
  2. No.

    50.0%
  3. Sometimes.

    28.3%
  4. Only if they're nekkid and bear a striking resemblance to you.

    17.4%
  1. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    Anybody else pick them up?
     
  2. CDA 455

    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Only if they appear to come from a broken down 4X4 in the immediate area.
     
  3. odoa3

    odoa3 1/2 ton status

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    Only if it is cold enough they could freeze to death, or it is a lady and kids. No matter who it is the pistol is under my leg, ready to go.
     
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    CDA 455 3/4 ton status

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    Amen to that!
     
  5. TSGB

    TSGB 1 ton status

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    :haha: Thanks, Cheryle. :waytogo: I'd make a joke about helping you with a ride, but, well, you'd probably go gay after.:haha:
     
  6. JEBSR

    JEBSR 1/2 ton status

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    Not anymore. I stopped and helped an elderly couple that had a flat outside of St Louis a while back and even then I passed them so I could get a real good look around first. It's a shame it has came to that in the U.S.
     
  7. cbbr

    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    If they look like they have had some car trouble or are in danger, I just call the State Police. That way they can get some help and I don't hve to worry about picking up a nutjob.
     
  8. darkshadow

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    depends, i help any one i can.

    often picking up people walking on the road after i see a car parked or broken down on the road, give them a pull, fix it if i can, or drive them to a parts store/call for a tow.

    4x4 or peole who spun out are no question.

    and I will pick up people in town or in the contry trying to get in town when i have the space/time.

    but not the punks with all there bags on the side of the road with a sign.
     
  9. Strahan

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    Usually, as long as the person doesn't give me a bad vibe. Generally don't pick up people with trenchcoats or big baggy clothes that could be hiding weapons, especially since I sold my .45 :( However I've had a few funny convos with people. One time me and my buddy were going across town and picked up this young guy hitchhiking. I decided to screw with him.. once he was in I spun the tires as I took off and every now and then I'd drift around a corner hehe. He's like oh yea, this is where I needed to go, you can drop me off now! :haha:

    Also one time I picked up a pair of guys walking from Red Lion. This is a little hick town, generally pretty safe or I wouldn't usually pick up two people. Anyway, turns out they're headed to a local bar. We chit chat about the bar and they say they're gonna try to score. Drop them off and leave. Next day I get an email from a chick I know on myspace saying some guys were hitting on her and said they were dropped off by a guy in a silver bimmer, lol. Small world :)
     
  10. rdn2blazer

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    in this day and age in our society you would have to be insane to pick up a hitchhiker. women kill too. yea you go by looks and a feeling or vibe, but the one time your wrong could be your last. I for one wont take a chance on a mistake like that just to be a good samaritan or a nice guy.

    my family, my life means a hell of alot more to me them some stranger I dont even know. if it was an accident I passed or something where you could tell its someone one in distress that is different. but not just some fool with there thumb up.
     
  11. Can Can

    Can Can Pusher Man Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I don't pick them up as often as I used to, but there was a time when I'd give anyone a ride. It was a Karma thing, and it paid off eventually!!!

    Nowadays, I'll still pick up the odd person. Canmore and Banff are big hippie/backpacker destinations, so there's always someone on the side of the highway outside of Calgary looking for a ride West. I'm not overly worried about getting in trouble- heck, the last two times I've offered hitchers a ride they've politely declined. :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:
     
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    They must have sensed the Tweakinator vibe you were giving off:p:
     
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    No way, really?

    They must have seen that clip of you in your BMW :D :haha:!
     
  14. darkshadow

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    so you saying they were smart???



    I mean really would YOU get in with him??



    HEY WANT A RIDE BUDDY????













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    want a ride.jpg
     
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    :haha: :haha:

    That's a pretty cool chop!
     
  16. justhorsinaround

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    And our ruler makes a return appearance!

    :haha:
     
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    only if they are young, hot, females and I'm staring in a porno.
     
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    I check ID's first.
     
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    76zimmer Flyin Rat Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Sometimes if I'm alone (no wife and kids with me). I've been picked up a few times when I was young and I believe in Karma too.
     

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