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Would you pick up a hitch hiker?

  1. rfox21 profile image76
    rfox21posted 6 years ago

    Would you pick up a hitch hiker?

  2. msorensson profile image71
    msorenssonposted 6 years ago

    Probably not but I have never encountered that situation so I really do not know..

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 6 years ago

    Yes as long as long as my children are not in the car and within reason. I tend to pick up couples or families I see walking quite a bit. I hesitate when it comes to single people.

  4. blaeberry profile image60
    blaeberryposted 6 years ago

    I did once, but only because he was a young guy wo was stranded in the middle of nowhere on a Sunday when there was no other transport.  It worked out ok but I woldn't do it again.  You just never know who you are picking up.

  5. Xenonlit profile image61
    Xenonlitposted 6 years ago

    Not unless I knew the hitch hiker very well. I would move on. If the person is in an isolated location, I would call the sheriff or highway patrol  and give the location.

  6. moonfairy profile image79
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    No, I wouldn't. I often see them and wonder what circumstances they're in so that they need to hitchhike, and I feel sorry for some of them, but in this day and age I just don't think it's safe. If I were a guy, I might feel different.

  7. whonunuwho profile image78
    whonunuwhoposted 6 years ago

    Nowadays you are taking an awful risk in picking up any hitchhiker. Several years ago, this seemed to be a safer thing to do, but there have been too many cases that have ended in tragedy when people have tried to lend a ride to what looked like a.harmless individual. It is simply too risky and should not be done in today's world.

  8. profile image0
    Gusserposted 6 years ago

    Sure--If someone needs help, I will always give them a lift.

  9. Express10 profile image87
    Express10posted 6 years ago

    I don't care if they were in the desert or woods, no. There are many people that look "normal" who can do crazy things and not think twice about it. I can place a call to local authorities so they can assist. Even if they are with children or in a pair, you just cannot trust strangers.

  10. nightwork4 profile image59
    nightwork4posted 6 years ago

    i always pick them up unless they look really dirty or drunk.

  11. Ciel Clark profile image80
    Ciel Clarkposted 6 years ago

    I used to pick up hitch hikers because I used to hitch hike myself-- (this was a long time ago in an area where I knew most people).  Then I had a weird experience giving a ride to a guy I knew by sight-- he didn't say one word, not hi or bye or anything and it creeped me out enough that it was the last time.

 
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