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Re: OT/ Picking up Hitchhikers
It is kind of a bummer that people are so hard to trust. I myself try to help a person out when ever I can. But in the same breath, I have passed on many a hiker, because they gave me a strange feeling.
I used to live is a nice small town in Vermont. Now I live in a larger town/city. When I lived in the small town I would pick up everyone I saw, and never worried about it. Most of the time I knew the person who was hiking. Maybe I didn't know them personally, but I see them around and what not.
I often wonder if a person knows they are going to need to get a ride with someone, why they don't make a least a little effort to look respectable. At least a smile you know...
If I was alon, and not in a hurry and the guy looked like he was just on the way to work, then I probably would have picked him up.