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"Jesus Would Help Me Out" works the best of anything I have ever used.
But then again, I travel almost exclusively in the South.
Even if people won't pick you up, the sign stirs them to pull over and give me a few bucks.
Hitching in the south means always kickdowns. I dont know how many people have been like.. "I cant give ya'll a ride, but heres 20$"

To be honest I'd rather have the ride.
 

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"back to parents" or "miss my mommy" could probably get that older gen sympathy. or what about skills "i fix cars" or "road-mapper"
maybe literary reference "Kerouac is King"
 

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I hitched from Shawnee, O.K to Lebanon, T.N.
with a sign that said "To the Moon Batman!"
and surprisingly it worked!
 

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somwhere in spain i flew a sign saying 'Oslo, Norway' which was like 2000 miles away. I didnt get a lift to norway but id did get one to the french border. i was actually trying to get to london not oslo haha
 
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From Palm Springs to Orange County. Smoked a lot before making that sign! Ok, ok, my friend drew it out. But I did color it in and put in the tacks.
 
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I was in S.F and was frustrated with the "anything helps" sign wasnt getting shit. So I wrote on the back "fuck you" and it was amazing at all the shit we got...pot food money, not change either bills. I thik this is the kind of thing that would only work in san francisco though, it was in the haight district. Not a hitching sign I know, but it worked quite well.
 

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Possibly the sketchiest, but also one of the funniest signs I've ever used was with a partner coming back Edmonton last summer from Pride.

"TAKE US HOME WITH YOU!
TO CALGARY!"

Worked like a charm, but, rather than being picked up by super hot queers we got landed with a middle aged Conservative farmer who grew indigenous grasses and sold them to yuppies for their landscaping needs. Weird ride.
 

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Well, offering money isn't so successful. My pal squatter jake and i had a sign that said "EUGENE! we have 10$ for gas." and got picked up by a few rednecks who took us to the next small town on the road, respectively. After being dropped in the middle of fucking NOWHERE, OR, we walked for MILES, jake holding the sign and walking backward the whole time before a really sweet urban hippie couple picked us up and took us the 100 miles to Eugene, AND refused to take our money, so cheers to them :cheers:

I'll probably tell the whole story later
 

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i have faith in my good old thumb. im 6'3" 200 lbs so i think i intimidate alot of yuppies. i believe if some one wants to pick you up and help you get there they will. i think if i use signs like the classic 'not dangerous' people will think i'm pulling something. i once in a while will use a name of a city.
 

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i got picked up by a florida east coast worker, his wife, and kid once before just outside jacksonville. i sat up front with the husband and the wife and kid road in the back. i was surprised to see a family in the car when i looked in. funny thing was a guy turned me down right before that because his family was in the car, or else he would have given me a ride.
 

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Ahahaha Mouse. I'll bet it worked wonders. Is it absolutely necessary to, as a female, hitch with someone else, be it a male or a female. Obviously these pics were taken in Europe. At least...I hope they were. I figure Europeans are probably way nicer about hitch hikers than Americans. It's just that they're going about 200 miles an hour--way too fast to read any cardboard.
they arent, and in europe is way more difficult to stereotype a person and thus understand his intentions.
 

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"Down Under"
Let me paint the picture, so you understand. I hobo'd about with a med ALICE pack, Carhartt pants and shirt, a Tilley broad-brimmed hat, and a walking stick. People actually believed I was an Aussie on an "American walkabout". Helps that I can do a passable Australian accent.

I picked out a few cities to memorize on a map of Australia and I'd tell them a load of shit about "walkabouts int he outback, from here to there". People ate that shit up. Family people loved me telling there kids stories, "outdoorsy" guys liked to shoot the shit about their adventures, and I got picked up by a lot of lone women, some of whom actually wanted me to go "down under".

The one I won't forget went like this:
Her: "You aren't going to rape me, are you?"
Me: [Aussie accent] "Not unless you ask me to."
Her: "Get in."
 

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