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Old June 2, 2013, 09:47 PM   #76
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Did you pick him up to do him a favor or to get money for gas that you already had?

Don't be offended, but that's just a step above the Squeegee Man, perform an uninvited favor in expectation of payment.

You're lucky he just got out of the car, though, he clearly overreacted.
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Old June 3, 2013, 06:34 AM   #77
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I think I was "approached"... What do you think?

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Did you pick him up to do him a favor or to get money for gas that you already had?

Don't be offended, but that's just a step above the Squeegee Man, perform an uninvited favor in expectation of payment.

You're lucky he just got out of the car, though, he clearly overreacted.
We picked him up to do him a favor. We were almost out of gas and would have given him a ride as long as it was on our way. And the favor was invited by him hitch hiking. The way your making it sound is the way I guess he saw it. I don't think this guy was mentally stable though.You would have had to been there. We did nothing wrong or outta line.
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Old June 3, 2013, 10:51 PM   #78
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OK, I stand corrected. Your earlier comment about being broke led me there, I guess, but my inference, not yours.

I learned not to pick up hitchhikers the same way you did. Unless it's clearly a family or distressed person with car trouble in the boondocks, they can walk.
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Old June 4, 2013, 10:07 AM   #79
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When I was younger I went on a few hitchhiking adventures so I used to always pick up hitchhikers. I met some nice people heard some great stories. Then I picked up like 8 bad ones in a row.. skizo street trash, winos, shady sketch heads So I don't do it anymore, unless someone is broke down or maybe the occasional traveler from Europe.
You are very vulnerable when you let someone in your car, it is a risk.

I have also had a few people get really scared when a car load of young guys would pick them up. One guy we let in the passenger seat and a little ways down the rural road the guy in back emptied his gun into a road sign, The guy starts screaming... AAAHHHaahhhh.. then he says “I thought you guys were shooting me” he was still trembling when we let him out.
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Old June 4, 2013, 01:36 PM   #80
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One guy we let in the passenger seat and a little ways down the rural road the guy in back emptied his gun into a road sign, The guy starts screaming... AAAHHHaahhhh.. then he says “I thought you guys were shooting me” he was still trembling when we let him out.
That's a great way to demonstrate and promote responsible gun ownership.
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Old June 4, 2013, 02:27 PM   #81
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So it looks like we've exhausted this topic.
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