Favorite hitching sign (1 Viewer)

oldmanLee

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Best one I ever made:
" North and West"
"Scintilating Conversation"
"Valid Licence"
"NOT A PERV"
(unless asked nicely)
Picked up a 1200 miler in less than 30 min. off that one.
 
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Best one I ever made:
" North and West"
"Scintilating Conversation"
"Valid Licence"
"NOT A PERV"
(unless asked nicely)
Picked up a 1200 miler in less than 30 min. off that one.

Wow, I love this one. I swear there is a psychological science to hitching signs. There has to be, even if we never figure it out. I think researching it, collecting data and interpolating it, would make a great psychology thesis, and in a few years a seminal source to cite:

Brandt et al.. 2009. Roadside Carpooling and the Psychology of Appearance and Signs: A dataset. Hobo's Press, Oregon USA.
 

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"Will Ride in Trunk" for comedic value.

But mostly I just fly a boring old sign with the name of my destination.
 

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ArrowInOre

I find your attitude about hitchhikers entirely strange. The only thing I can think of coming from a person who has been out on the road and has facial tattoos is that you've got poor karma, or you're paranoid. Oh, I'm a father. I'm 45 and have two kids. IN your road skills that you acquired on the road, you didn't learn how to read a persons vibe in like 5 seconds. I stop and pick up people whenever I can even if I have the kids with me and so does my wife.

If I see somebody hitchin I immediately go to my inner sences and say "hey, what do I feel?" If I feel great, I stop and immediately give them a ride. If I don't know, I'll stop and talk to them for a second. And sometimes when I have money and I'm not going anywhere I'll pull over and slip them five bucks.

I just think of how many times I've been on the road and some nice person has made my day, week or month by showing a little kindness. And you know what all these people that showed me a little kindness just asked me to pass it on. And I do keep doing it. I don't care if they're a chick, a dude, whatever. The only people I don't stop for is people with pitbulls because I don't like pittbulls. Their idiot dogs. But that's not because I'm paranoid of the person, it's the dog I don't trust. And also, the 110 lb little girl with a 120 lb pittbull, there's no way she can control it.

Logan

So what's your point ? That people aren't allowed to decide for themselves what they will or will not do ? Or is your point that you are just holier-than-thou just because you and you wife will pick up hitchers no matter what ?

I pick up hitchers and I don't have kids does that mean I should bash others for not being the same ? Hey, do what you want in YOUR car. What people do in their own car is up to them.

Arrow has helped a bunch of people and has ran a weigh station for travelers passing through her neck of the woods. She has neither bad karma nor is she paranoid.
 

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In california going North "HELLA NORTH" is a good one. but i always get success with the "Please!" at the bottom of the sign and a big smile. Plus i travel with Cowboy Perl Button up shirt Specifically for hitch hiking, i don't wear it on trains, only hitching.
 

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So what's your point ? That people aren't allowed to decide for themselves what they will or will not do ? Or is your point that you are just holier-than-thou just because you and you wife will pick up hitchers no matter what ?

I pick up hitchers and I don't have kids does that mean I should bash others for not being the same ? Hey, do what you want in YOUR car. What people do in their own car is up to them.

Arrow has helped a bunch of people and has ran a weigh station for travelers passing through her neck of the woods. She has neither bad karma nor is she paranoid.


did i say bad? No just strange do you know what that means ? it was not a putdown.I come from a different generation than she does and fuck the dumb shit My wife was in the Army she knows how shoot. if it came down to it + if she don't like the vibe she will pass-up some one
but if i see you hich hikeing here I'lll just pass you up you can sit here for 2 days trying to get a ride What do i care?

also i have a way station here and you should see some of my wife's sewing

my wife is on her way to getting a PHD What are you doing?
 

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I side with the "taking personal risks" school over the "taking familial risks" school. Simply because I believe in taking care of your own family first (because a good family has an element of commitment and security). That's not to say I wouldn't EVER pick someone up with my kid along, but I'd be more wary than I have been thus far, and ask the child if he minded picking someone up.

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I just fly the next substantially sized destination and dance on the highway. Not sure it has gained me rides, but I've seen a lot of chuckles on people's faces as they pass by. I can only hope they will see hitchers as more fun than threatening.


That is one of my favorites. I've always had fun, most of the rides were real cool people too.




The coolest was OH. We flew on a ramp in a fairly yuppieish area. "don't want us here either", not one we held on to. Saw all sorts of roomy vehicles with one driver..the people that did get us had a compact four seater, a couple and their two kids..they squeezed two of us, the dog and our shit and drove us down past their exit.
 

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ArrowInOre

I find your attitude about hitchhikers entirely strange. The only thing I can think of coming from a person who has been out on the road and has facial tattoos is that you've got poor karma, or you're paranoid. Oh, I'm a father. I'm 45 and have two kids. IN your road skills that you acquired on the road, you didn't learn how to read a persons vibe in like 5 seconds. I stop and pick up people whenever I can even if I have the kids with me and so does my wife.

If I see somebody hitchin I immediately go to my inner sences and say "hey, what do I feel?" If I feel great, I stop and immediately give them a ride. If I don't know, I'll stop and talk to them for a second. And sometimes when I have money and I'm not going anywhere I'll pull over and slip them five bucks.

I just think of how many times I've been on the road and some nice person has made my day, week or month by showing a little kindness. And you know what all these people that showed me a little kindness just asked me to pass it on. And I do keep doing it. I don't care if they're a chick, a dude, whatever. The only people I don't stop for is people with pitbulls because I don't like pittbulls. Their idiot dogs. But that's not because I'm paranoid of the person, it's the dog I don't trust. And also, the 110 lb little girl with a 120 lb pittbull, there's no way she can control it.

Logan





For the most part the vibe is the best. You just know. As for picking up others, i feel better if they have a pack, but it normally doesn't bother me either way. I also try not to get too pissed when a car full of little ones shoot me down. On that note, single mothers driving alone are always picking me up, I generally travel with another person too.

Then the pitt thing, man there is a bond between a traveler and their dog. You just have to be the dominate. To my dog, I know she could fuck me up if she wanted, but she trusts me and listens because we are, to her, a pack.

That and I really have to defend the pitt. I'm tired of people loving other breeds that are known for a bad rep, and turning around to sign off the life of somebody else's bad named pup. Shit, chow's freak the hell outta me, but I don't want the breed gone. I just try harder to be comfortable around them. It's not the dog's fault it's alive, just like it's not a person's fault that they are.
 

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For the most part the vibe is the best. You just know. As for picking up others, i feel better if they have a pack, but it normally doesn't bother me either way. I also try not to get too pissed when a car full of little ones shoot me down. On that note, single mothers driving alone are always picking me up, I generally travel with another person too.

Then the pitt thing, man there is a bond between a traveler and their dog. You just have to be the dominate. To my dog, I know she could fuck me up if she wanted, but she trusts me and listens because we are, to her, a pack.

That and I really have to defend the pitt. I'm tired of people loving other breeds that are known for a bad rep, and turning around to sign off the life of somebody else's bad named pup. Shit, chow's freak the hell outta me, but I don't want the breed gone. I just try harder to be comfortable around them. It's not the dog's fault it's alive, just like it's not a person's fault that they are.


Its not pits as per se it's some of the idiot asshole billies that own them. I've never heard of two blue healer/dalmation mixes going on a rampage and killing a child on a public sidewalk as an example. The Blue Healer/Dalmation is what i have.

I know it's the owner, not the breed, but too many ignorant piece of shit motherfuckers who want to be billy bad ass "say I'll get 120 lb pitbull and I'll be bad." Hell, most of them can't even control themselves so how in the hell are they going to control a VERY high maintenance dog? How are they going to afford the shot? Where are they going to get the right collar and the right lead when they have to spange for a cheap 30 pack? That's my view.

My dog lets me know if somebody is there. That's all I need. I've met very few people in life that have lived with a pitbull it's full natural lifespan and related to the dog very well and the dog was a very well mannered, gentle, loving, "baby cakes" essentially at 128 lbs. But he had is quarks too. You could tell in his eyes when he didn't like something REAL fast.

That's all. And my last experience has been with ignorant hillbilly mother fuckers that play the "I got a pitbull I'm a bad ass" game with them. And in the back of my mind I think, do I have to kill this dog in 3 seconds? and then take the owner and shove his head up his ass? I don't like thinking like a convict anymore, assessing threats and being prepared to react to them in a second. I'd rather have a safe environment where the worst I've got to worry about is whether or not I'm going to stub my toe getting up for beer.

Logan
 

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did i say bad? No just strange do you know what that means ? it was not a putdown.I come from a different generation than she does and fuck the dumb shit My wife was in the Army she knows how shoot. if it came down to it + if she don't like the vibe she will pass-up some one
but if i see you hich hikeing here I'lll just pass you up you can sit here for 2 days trying to get a ride What do i care?

also i have a way station here and you should see some of my wife's sewing

my wife is on her way to getting a PHD What are you doing?

Wife this and wife that. I guess SHE is YOUR version of a 120lb pitbull your walking around the block ?

"my wife is on her way to getting a PHD. What are you doing ? "

Ah..... just what I expected, more holier-than-thou or rather " I'm (She's) better than you " attitude.

Alright, I admit it, you are far more of a saint than I am. You will risk your family/kids/wife more so than I will ever do. There now, do you feel better ?

By the way my point isn't what you do or what Arrow does. It was simply this. WHERE THE HELL DO YOU GET OFF ON CRAPPING ON OTHER PEOPLE ? Just for not doing what you choose to do, or not giving enough help ? What your doing is simply making yourself feel better at the expense of others.

You wanna crap on someone go crap on some conservative republicans that won't pick up hitchhikers at all. Don't sit there and crap on Arrow for not doing things enough to YOUR standards. Arrow does plenty for our people and community. She certainly does not deserve any crap from you or anybody else for her level of participation in and help given to the community.
 

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Wife this and wife that. I guess SHE is YOUR version of a 120lb pitbull your walking around the block ?

"my wife is on her way to getting a PHD. What are you doing ? "

Ah..... just what I expected, more holier-than-thou or rather " I'm (She's) better than you " attitude.

Alright, I admit it, you are far more of a saint than I am. You will risk your family/kids/wife more so than I will ever do. There now, do you feel better ?

By the way my point isn't what you do or what Arrow does. It was simply this. WHERE THE HELL DO YOU GET OFF ON CRAPPING ON OTHER PEOPLE ? Just for not doing what you choose to do, or not giving enough help ? What your doing is simply making yourself feel better at the expense of other


in my view I did not carp on her It's not better or worse it's just different

You wanna crap on someone go crap on some conservative republicans that won't pick up hitchhikers at all. Don't sit there and crap on Arrow for not doing things enough to YOUR standards. Arrow does plenty for our people and community. She certainly does not deserve any crap from you or anybody else for her level of participation in and help given to the community.


different ages I'm 46 in a few days Different comments That all As for my wife and pit bull Bro Ive done time in San Quintin I can handle my business

not better of worse I can show you where you can go to school to learn just about anything and live in a nice place if that what you want to do I hope everyone learns a trade It is easy If i did anyone can I started with nothing

If we don't take care of etch other Who the fuck will?? I want to see everyone have succeeds in life I went from shooting dope in the mission district on the streets to a good life I hope everyone can

would you like to come down and check it out? Every one that helped me out said just pass it back to someone that need it and i was in the gutter so i do take the deat
I have to the people that helpes me too hart

If your pissed at me I'm sorry you are But I'm a really good person to have as a friend been in this trip since '77 so i know the ropes and how to do some things Fuck bro I should be dead .Most of my friends are

logan:crew:
 

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different ages I'm 46 in a few days Different comments That all As for my wife and pit bull Bro Ive done time in San Quintin I can handle my business

not better of worse I can show you where you can go to school to learn just about anything and live in a nice place if that what you want to do I hope everyone learns a trade It is easy If i did anyone can I started with nothing

If we don't take care of etch other Who the fuck will?? I want to see everyone have succeeds in life I went from shooting dope in the mission district on the streets to a good life I hope everyone can

would you like to come down and check it out? Every one that helped me out said just pass it back to someone that need it and i was in the gutter so i do take the deat
I have to the people that helpes me too hart

If your pissed at me I'm sorry you are But I'm a really good person to have as a friend been in this trip since '77 so i know the ropes and how to do some things Fuck bro I should be dead .Most of my friends are

logan:crew:

Eh, I did come off as pissed didn't I ? That was not my intention. I just know Arrow to be a good person that goes out of her way to help others. I didn't think she deserved to be told that she somehow has bad karma, she does not.

Hey it's great that you are able to turn your life around from where you were. If you are willing and able to return the help given to you by helping others all the better. We are all on the same side here. We all help each other the best we can. Alright, enough of my tirade about this. Hopefully if you see me on the side of the road somewhere in NM you'll still take pitty on my sorry ass and give me a lift. :D
 

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Eh, I did come off as pissed didn't I ? That was not my intention. I just know Arrow to be a good person that goes out of her way to help others. I didn't think she deserved to be told that she somehow has bad karma, she does not.

Hey it's great that you are able to turn your life around from where you were. If you are willing and able to return the help given to you by helping others all the better. We are all on the same side here. We all help each other the best we can. Alright, enough of my tirade about this. Hopefully if you see me on the side of the road somewhere in NM you'll still take pitty on my sorry ass and give me a lift. :D


I can give you my phone # if you get stuck around here you can give me a call and come get you You can do your laundry make some calls anywhere you want Get on line and we like food here so we can feed you a spread Also we have a king size futon in the liveroom so you can lay back and watch first run movies in the liveing room on the flat screen

logan
 

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I can give you my phone # if you get stuck around here you can give me a call and come get you You can do your laundry make some calls anywhere you want Get on line and we like food here so we can feed you a spread Also we have a king size futon in the liveroom so you can lay back and watch first run movies in the liveing room on the flat screen

logan

That's fantastic of you to offer that, above and beyond what I expected. I just might take you up on that. Hey I'm in san diego. I can't offer you (or anybody) a weigh station right now. But if you and your family are in my neck of the woods let me know ( I'll pm you my cell). I can at least be a tour guide and show you around my area.
 

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Got the idea for this one from STP. Didn't get us a ride, but we did have one guy pull over and say, "My daughter called me and said she saw you boys. Tokyo, huh? That's pretty far. Can't give you a ride, I'm just going to the next exit, but here's a couple bucks." Thanks for the cash, brianiac haha

 
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