how many would pick up a stranger ?

United States
October 29, 2008 7:55pm CST
if you saw a stranger hitch hiking would you pick them up ? i wouldn't pick no one up these days even if it's a female.
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@jesssp (2739)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
I wouldn't. I live in a small town and even here about 10 or 15 years ago an old lady picked up a hitch hiker and ended up getting chopped up into little pieces! It's just too big a risk. My fiance gave a stranger a ride the other night from the bar to 7-11 and even that made me a little nervous. It turned out fine, the guy was just drunk and didn't want to drive. He even tried to pay him $40 (the fiance politely declined the $).
• United States
31 Oct 08
Not me either Jesssp....it's far too dicey these days to pick up anyone you don't know and sometimes crazy to pick up those you don't! I live in a small town too and am leary of those who are out and about trying to get a ride. I wouldn't pick anyone up but I WOULD offer to call the police if someone needed aid. I figure that can't hurt and if they are up to no good, the police need to know anyway!
• United States
30 Oct 08
nope.i'll call 911 for them if they need it,but it's just too dangerous to do that.at the very least they might steal your car.
@lisa0502 (1726)
• Canada
30 Oct 08
Nope I would not pick up a stranger. I think that there are too many people out there that are psycopaths and I would not take that chance. I am a weaker woman so it is even worse because I can not defend myself as well as a guy might be able to. I would not even if it was a woman. You do not know if they are carrying a wepon with them.
@ANTIQUELADY (36471)
• United States
30 Oct 08
not me. i don't think that's a good idea anymore.
@peedielyn (1210)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Nope, nada, I ain't that stupid. I have talked to some before but I have no desire to be the next road kill. Nice subject! Although, I feel bad for a while. I know what that feels like to be left out in the cold. I am harmless but that doesn't mean everyone else is!