Have you ever picked up a Hitchhiker ?

Canada
May 25, 2007 11:01am CST
Would you pick up someone you saw on the side of the road ? What if it was a woman carrying a baby in a car seat and another child , would you stop to see if she needed a life somewhere ? Years ago , I had to get my son to the hospital , he was a baby at the time but I had no drive home so I had to walk home carrying my son in a car seat and my daughter who was two at the time and not one person stopped to offer help . I find it sad to think that with times the way they are , nobody is trusting her another even when we see a mother walking in the rain with two babies and one of them in a car seat .
3 responses
@smacksman (6076)
25 May 07
Oh yes, I would have stopped for you so long as you were well out in the open and didn't have your hoodie partner ready to jump on me. I give lifts to young men who look like students because I was in the same boat when I was young with no transport and no money. But sorry to those of you out there, I don't pick up single girls. You cry rape too often and the odds are stacked heavily against me as a man. If you are beside a broken down car I might just stop and offer help but I would be very nervous of the situation. Sad isn't it?
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• Canada
26 May 07
It is sad to think that we have reasons to fear helping out someone because of what could happen if we do . Thank you for your response .
@onerygirl (549)
• United States
25 May 07
I picked up an elderly man on Christmas morning as we were driving to my mom's house for Christmas. It was cold and windy. My two children and I opened up the cookies and candies we had made and gave him a goodie bag for him to take on his journey. It was great to see my kids open their hearts to a total stranger. What a gift for us.
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@inked4life (4228)
• United States
25 May 07
I did years ago. I was driving home latenight/early morning and saw 2 guys walking up a major highway. It was freezing cold. I pulled over and asked if they were okay and they said that they had run out of money and couldn't afford a cab home (having missed the last train). they lived near me so I told them to hop in and I drove them home...that's the only time I've done that.
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