Would you pick up a hitchiker?

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Would you pick up a hitchhiker?

  1. Sure, I'm not afraid.

    7 vote(s)
    18.9%
  2. No, never, I've seen what they can do, man!

    24 vote(s)
    64.9%
  3. Yes, but only if the hitcher were of the opposite sex.

    4 vote(s)
    10.8%
  4. Yes, but only if I had another person in the car.

    2 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    In honor of The Hitcher remake that I keep seeing trailers for as I try to watch television, I got to thinking:

    In this day and age, would you pick up a hitchhiker? A total stranger approaches you at a gas station, or you see one by the road. Do you let him/her get into your car?


    edit: and I spelled "hitchhiker" incorrectly in the title. Stupid double Hs.
     
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  2. soxfan666

    soxfan666 Well-Known Member

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    I dont think so. I have never picked one up and dont plan on ever doing it. I have a general distrust of all people.
     
  3. Hellbilly

    Hellbilly Active Member

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    Depends on the person's appearence. If he looks anything like Rutger Hauer I'll burn rubber ...
     
  4. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Ok, poll's up. I voted "never." I like the idea of being able to hitchhike or to give strangers a ride, but...it's just too creepy now. There's all that stabbing and stalking and screaming and...what have you.
     
  5. dwatts

    dwatts New Member

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    Yes, and I have done. I've also hitchhiked and been picked up.
     
  6. Myron Breck

    Myron Breck BOO!!! Gotcha!

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    If there were an option that said, "Yes, but only if he's totally hot." That would get my vote. Since there isn't one like that, I'll vote NO.

    I hitched quite a bit after high school while I was starving to death on the Appalachian Trail but I don't think I'd do it in the "real" world. Not these days.
    And having someone else in the car doesn't help much if you pick up a weirdo (anyone here seen The Texas Chainsaw Massacre?) :D
     
  7. satans-sadists

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  8. Mok

    Mok Family is Forever

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    I picked one up once - female. Turnned out to be a prostitute. I drove her home. Never again... :p
     
  9. Workshed

    Workshed a.k.a. Villyan Shit

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    Ha! There is a Dave Eggers short story about that--appeared in The New Yorker and is reprinted in his collection How We Are Hungry. I suppose it isn't uncommon, but it makes for an entertaining tale. Care to elaborate, Mok? :p
     
  10. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    I voted no.

    I did one time though. I picked up a girl in a Denny's uniform right outside of a Denny's restaurant. Seemed about as safe as you could get and turned out fine.
     
  11. ZoSo

    ZoSo The Fucking King

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    Did she give you the Grand Slam???
     
  12. SaviniFan

    SaviniFan I Have A Fetish

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    Nah, she gave me the Moons over my Hammy. :banana:
     
  13. I was raised in NYC...the city of paranoia! that's a big "NO" from me as well! I don't care HOW fine she is.
     
  14. DrHerbertWest

    DrHerbertWest For Your Health

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    I voted yes, if they were of the opposite sex.

    I keep thinking of Detroit Rock City:

    "No way, horror movies start off like this..."

    "Porno movies start off like this, too! Pick her up!"
     
  15. Franco

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    Sure, I'm not afraid.

    But only in the roads and highways of Peru 'cuz people here is still good. In the USA, for the movies I've seen, most hitchhikers are bad, evil people.

    Besides, in the pavement of Peru, 90% of the hitchhikers are cool girls and boys wanting to reach certain beach. :glasses:
     
  16. onebyone

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    I would never, ever pick up a hitchhiker. However, if they looked like Sean Bean, I would probably think about it for a second before deciding no.
     
  17. walkingdude

    walkingdude Megatron

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    I used to pick up hitchhikers occassionally.Now there is a transit bus that runs every half hour and takes you wherever you need to go for 2 bucks.If they're too cheap to pay that now they can fucking walk.
     
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    Katatonia Hellbound Heart

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    Hell No!

    They'd probably sit down and proceed to soil the seat with some strange odorous jelly emanating from their buttocks.
     
  19. _pi_

    _pi_ Peace, bitch

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    I haven't seen a hitchhiker in years, it seems! And I don't have a car, and won't anytime soon, so I'm voting "no".

    EDIT: Well, I decided to vote on "Yes, but only if there's another person in the car". That might be a nice little scenario if the other person + hitchhiker are, ahemm, the right kind of persons.
     
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    Gas, Grass, or Ass no one rides for free!
     

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