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Do you pick up hitch-hikers

  • Yes, i think people just watch too many horror movies

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  • No, I believe this exposes me to un-necessary danger

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Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Last time i picked up a hitch-hiker (as i have done many times before) my partner
absolutely ripped my head off. Apparently it is a really dangerous thing to do. I dont agree, what about you?

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I pick up hikers when I can and I have hitched a lot. However, I usually hitch in good cloths (sometimes uniform) and I do not pick up people that look like trouble.

That said, these days I could pick up an axe murderer with a bloody axe. My dog is a white German Shepherd and more like a cross between a very protective Shepherd and a Polar Bear. She just waits for the opportunity.....
 

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Never had the oportunity in the past, I have always had the rear passenger seats out & therefore not have the ability to have any back seat passengers wether legit or hitch hiking. My front seats have always been full so no option there as well.

If the opportunity came about, I suppose I would suss the person/s out first then possibly offer a ride. Not in the best interest of safety these days though and not recommended.

More of a concern for the Hitch hiker these days as well and not the driver.
 

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last time i stopped for a hitchiker i thought it was a chick with long hair , NOPE , some farkin scrawny hippy , looked like a hawt longhaird chick from behind , i told him his hair was decieving from behind , he agreed and said he hardly has to walk very far
 

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I have been a hitch hicker, the lady that picked me up on her OWN, was an idiot, she didn't even know me! I could have been a serial rapist/murderer/Ivan Mallat!

I wouldn't pick up one, just because I couldn't be bothered and because I think of the extra fuel and time it will take to get back up to speed
 

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last time i stopped for a hitchiker i thought it was a chick with long hair , NOPE , some farkin scrawny hippy , looked like a hawt longhaird chick from behind , i told him his hair was decieving from behind , he agreed and said he hardly has to walk very far
Ha ha ha, unfortunate.

Christmas day 3 years ago i was on my way from my parents house to my girlfriends house for lunch, approximately 50 minutes drive. As usual i was already running late but despite my better judgement i stopped to pick up a hitch hiker, i was only about 2km from my destination.

This woman was....homely, to say the least, with a nasty "muffin top/gut" popping over her torn denim hot pants and dirty teeth the size of Tasmania. As it was christmas day i offered to take her where she needed to go, charitable b*stard i am. She wanted to go to Dayboro and as i was on Dayboro Rd i assumed i was not far away. As we drove along she told me this heart breaking story of her crappy life and i genuinely felt bad for the old girl, life had not been kind to her. After spying my smokes on the dash board she asked if it was ok to have a smoke, i said to help herself but she chose to roll her own. No sooner had she lit it then the pungent aroma of weed filled the car, this didn't particularly bother me and i politely declined a toke. she then kicked off her stinky boots and made herself comfortable.

About 30 minutes later (in the wrong direction to what i had been traveling) i was beggining to wonder if Dayboro even existed and was a little concered that the houses had given way to miles of unihabited bush land. She was clearly less a few cows in the top paddock and her stories were becomin wierd, often punctuating things with a loud laugh followed by a hacking cough. Thankfully the township of Dayboro appeared and she directed me to a farm on the other side of town.

I began to think of how much sh*t i was gonna be in for being so late and of all the fuel i had wasted drving an old kingswood all that way (and then back) But it was all worth it when she cracked this grotty crooked smile and said 'god bless ya love' whilst handing me a warm XXXX from her back pack (which i threw in the bin later as it had some sort of dirty residue on the cap/neck area). Plus i got a good story out of it and helped someone less fortunate out.

It is sad that people are too scared or dont care enough to help out someone in need. but i may just be a fool too.
 

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I do if they dont look too feral, but not if the missus or kid are in the car, just in case.
But Ive actually had 3 mates get a HJ of chicks they picked up, one was on her way to the prison to see her partner...Classy
 

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Last time i picked up a hitch hiker she mention something about $80 and taking me to a place called new heights.After i dropped her off i found myself becoming addicted to this kind of friendlyness.The only downfall was my wallet was becoming very light.Only [email protected]#g around.I only pick up nice looking ones with no hand bags.
 

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Generally pick up people with a dog.
Its usually hot and you can tell their not carrying any water for themselves or the pooch.
After a litre or two of warm water and a stale sausage roll from the glove box the mutt is happy then the idiot will start complaining about the lack of aircon.

Thats when you feel like kicking him out and taking the dog the rest of the way....lol.


Cheers.....Lionel.
 

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I used to pick up hitch hikers more than I do now as I've had to hitch numerous times in the past and know what it feels like to be stuck and reliant on other peoples goodwill. Met some really interesting people on the way.

These days I only go for people who have a "good vibe", be it a blonde vibe or simply someone who looks like they really need it. Was put off from picking up much more than that as I went through a phase of giving lifts to absolute nutters who stank and had no respect.

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Although there is one nutter I still give a lift to. He's a total laugh. Used to see him jogging up the highway in 30+˚C, but now he has a stuffed knee, so he stands on corners in a hot pink cowboy suit and sombrero hat with a mean 70's bad cop moustache. Reckons he was in the SAS but now totes religious artefacts around with him.
I'm pretty sure he's harmless.
 

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I used to pick up hitch hikers all the time.
One of my funniest was when I was younger and drove a VL turbo. Young guy walking to the beach with body board under one arm (beach was a good 3+ km away). Told him to jump in and wheres he heading. I did happen to have a fairly heavy right boot back then and I watched in the rear view the colour slowly drop from his face as the speedo rose past 160. Ahh to be young and stupid.

I've stopped picking up hitch hikers after I picked up a lady (prob mid 30's) who was walking away from a bus that was broken down. ****ing whore stole my wallet!

Other wise I've probably picked up 30+ hitch hikers without incedent other than some funny stories and many many invitations to go smoke a biff or come back to a party or come in for a beer, even two offers for "relief"

How ever my funniest story about that involved a hooker and a flat tyre.
One day I'm coming home from work on a friday - its raining theres road works every where. Im travelling down govenor road braeside and the car in front of me seems to be swerving / veering to the wrong lane then pulling sharply back.

At first I keep my distance thinking that its a pissed driver - it is about 8:30 on a friday, someone might have gone out for a few after work bevo's. But then I notice that the poor bastard has a flat tyre. So at the set of lights on the corner of springvale and govenor rd I flash them (they are turning towards the peninsular freeway - same as me). Next thing I cop a flip of the bird and some frantic hand waving by the chick driver. So I hop out and go upto the car.
First thing I notice - this is a fairly attractive young lady, in a seriously short dress. I explain to her my concerns and that she has a flat tyre. she goes "oh f***, can you help me change it" well never being one to leave a damsel in distress I oblige and explain to her that when the lights go green to pull up over the other side and I'll pull up behind and give her a hand to change the tyre.
We pull over and the fine young filly hops out of her vehicle - f**k me if that dress didnt get shorter, I can nearly see what she ate for breakfast. We start chatting and I change the tyre whilst she stands around looking pretty. She explains that shes running late for work (yeah dressed like that - I havent clued on yet) and lucky I stopped cause she couldnt afford to wait for RACV. Then she goes onto explain that one of her regulars is waiting for her - he comes to see her every second friday. [insert me thinking WTF?]
Then it dawns on me WTF she does for "work" holy crap. Im suddenly feeling a little awkward pack up tools and chuck the flat in her boot and say see ya later. She then goes "oh I owe you big time, you should call past presidential where i work in seaford. I've got an hour booking but if your happy to wait I can help you out - other wise I can try sort something out with one of the other girls." I'm totally like holy sh*t this is how pornos start. I explain I have a partner and shes expecting me home and thanks but no thanks. She then goes "oh thats ok go get her and come back we can sort something out"
I sh*t you not I knew not what to say hopped into my car, I was completely like WTF.
I got home and told the story to Kel she thought it was the funniest thing in the world and asked why I didnt take her up on her offer. WHAT THE HELL.

Possibly one of the funniest things that ever happened to me when ive been sober and something that all my mates only believe cause they know I couldnt have made something so epic and cliche "porno" like that up.
 

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Have on occasion picked up hitchhikers, that is until the below incident occurred.

Two good-looking 18-year-old girls were standing by the highway so i figured what the hell and picked them up.

They both jumped straight in which is when i first noticed the super skimpy shorts, low cut tops and those bodies.

It was impossible not to look.

We had been driving for a while and they offered 'payment''

I agreed and the blonde one climbed into the back seat with me.

While she was performing oral sex on me, the other one stole my wallet.

I had my wallet stolen Wednesday, twice on Thursday, again on Saturday, once yesterday and if it stops raining, probably again tonight.
 

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I used to pick up hitch hikers more than I do now as I've had to hitch numerous times in the past and know what it feels like to be stuck and reliant on other peoples goodwill. Met some really interesting people on the way.

These days I only go for people who have a "good vibe", be it a blonde vibe or simply someone who looks like they really need it. Was put off from picking up much more than that as I went through a phase of giving lifts to absolute nutters who stank and had no respect.

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Although there is one nutter I still give a lift to. He's a total laugh. Used to see him jogging up the highway in 30+˚C, but now he has a stuffed knee, so he stands on corners in a hot pink cowboy suit and sombrero hat with a mean 70's bad cop moustache. Reckons he was in the SAS but now totes religious artefacts around with him.
I'm pretty sure he's harmless.
His names not Harry M*** from Rockhampton is it ,he's harmless
 

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yes i do but only if they are female and swallow[ as i had a bit of a problem when i picked up a guy ,, and he thought that he was going to take my car] needless to say now its just females
 

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Travelling between Dalarnil and Biggenden (QLD) on my way to Mundubbera, a couple months ago I come over a crest and there standing on the road is a "Council Worker". Hat, work clothes, reflective vest, sock covers etc etc waving me down. I think what the? the road crew have left their bloke behind.

Pull over, he runs up and jumps in and as soon as his arse hits the front seat I realise I've been had - he's a hobo. No teeth, narled hands like a 100 year old ringer, can't talk other then grunt. F*ck he stinks too. Work out his name is Archie.

Anyway gather he wants a lift to Biggenden so I leaden the foot and off we go. He can't talk much so it's a bit quiet though he does clean out my Minties supply (and with no teeth!). Get into Biggenden and he hits me up for my work mobile phone and some cash. Sorry mate, the ride is all you get. Going back the other way late that afternoon I see him headed back but I'm flying at that point and wasn't stopping. So sorry Archie, you got to walk.

Next day a colleague tells me to watch out for the bloke who dresses like a council worker and hence gets people to stop. Too late - already fallen for it.
 
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