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I Have Hitch Hiked

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    Such a Stupid Thing to Do

    When I was 18, I had been out partying with my friends. I got into a fight with my boyfriend and I was so upset at him that I just left the house where the party was at. I didn't even have my shoes on, I just walked out without them. It was about 2 in the morning, but I...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2008

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    Well, Sort of

    Not my brightest moment, for sure, but I didn't have a lot of choices. About 10 years ago I moved from South Carolina to Tennessee. I had to make a trip back to SC to retrieve some of my stuff and borrowed my uncle's van. The damn thing broke down at 2 in the morning about 10...
    autimom autimom 31-35, F Nov 2, 2008

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    I'm Not Sure If This Counts ....

    I've accepted rides from strangers who've seen me walking and stopped to ask if I needed a lift. Twice in the middle of the night in the city I went to school in, the same person saw me and was kind enough to stop & volunteer. Just because it was cold, winter, dark, buses had...
    Nyxii Nyxii 22-25, F Sep 2, 2013

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    Fell asleep in transit

    and woke up about 300km past my destination. 4am at a little country gas station, managed to snare a ride with a trio in a station wagon headed north. Can't remember much of the trip but I know they had maroon carpet on the roof.
    1RedKing 1RedKing 41-45, M Jun 20, 2014

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    As So Many In Days Of Old I Have Hitch-hiked.

    When younger if i had the time,more-so than money I would hitch-hike. This was when I first joined the service and we were really respected and treated nicely. I enjoyed meeting so many of our great country men and women and their children. Most of the "hi-ways" were 2 lane...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 28, 2011

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    My 2 Week Trip Through Europe

    I departed from Newcastle station to Dover after deciding 2 days prior that I was going to undertake my much thought about European gallivant. I reached Dover late in the evening to discover that the ferry doesn't run overnight, so I enjoyed sleeping on the floor in the waiting...
    davethevagabond davethevagabond 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    I Hated Walking

    I use to hitch hike everywhere I went when I was 16 to 19 years old then when I got a car I returned the favor by picking up hitchhikers. I did it for years and never ran into a single problem cause when I was younger and hitch hiking I usually got picked up by women cause they...
    intrigue69 intrigue69 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    I hitchhiked to 48 states,

    nine provinces of Canada, and to Mexico over the course of about six years between 1980 and 1986. I lived out of my backpack and traveled constantly living on faith. I did not beg, borrow or steal but simply accepted all that was freely given. During this time I met the Dalai...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2013

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    I used to hitchhike. Not just to get from here

    to there but to be on the road. I had many amazing adventures. Some few days were ordinary and not necessarily memorable but most days were fantastic. I often try to tell the story as it happened but it went on for so long, five years, that a comprehensive description usually...
    pcflvly pcflvly 46-50, M Dec 17, 2013

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    When I Was Young.

    I did it a lot in high school and some in college.  I sometimes wonder if I started walking down a road and stuck my thumb out if anyone would still pick me up. 
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M Nov 5, 2009

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    Across The Usa

    1970 My brother and I left from California on our way to Boston to visit family. I was 15 yrs old and my brother was 16. It took us five days to get to Boston. Along the way we met all kinds of different people. Going through Albuquerque we stopped to buy some firecrackers for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 3, 2010

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    Worth Doing!

    I had always wanted to and am SO glad I finally experienced it! In July of this year, I went with my gentleman lover and by some miracle of the universe, we were able to make it from Nashville, Tennessee to Portland, Oregon in four days of hitching, both our first time. Some day...
    Sarahdipitous Sarahdipitous 18-21 1 Response Sep 5, 2011

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    It Was Part Of Growing Up

    Growing up we had very little in the way of public transit. It was at least a mile's walk to the closest bus stop if the bus came at all. The routes were pretty rudimentary and service didn't run at night. Legal driving age was 18, so it wasn't until I came out of the army that I...
    bryflayz bryflayz 51-55 Mar 15, 2011

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    My Main Form Of Transportation For 3 Years.

    Yes when I was in high school my allowance & extra jobs $ was so low, I didn't have the funds to ride the bus to wherever I wanted to go. So I hitchhiked. I hitchhiked to school, from school, to the library, to the mall, with friends, alone, to parties, from parties, to...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique 46-50 5 Responses Dec 14, 2009

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    The first time I hitch hiked I was fourteen

    and I'd been to see my grandmother, who lives twenty kilometres away from Stavanger. My father was supposed to come and get me, my mother had said she had left him a note to come to get me, but he hadn't gone home directly from school so he didn't know I was waiting for him. It...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Nov 16, 2014

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    It Was Part Of Growing Up

    Growing up we had very little in the way of public transit. It was at least a mile's walk to the closest bus stop if the bus came at all. The routes were pretty rudimentary and service didn't run at night. Legal driving age was 18, so it wasn't until I came out of the army that I...
    bryflayz bryflayz 51-55 2 Responses Mar 15, 2011

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    Hitch Hiking

    Started doing it back in my teens due to a lack of public transportation. My mother didnt own a car, too. So it was walking, going by bicycle or for longer distances hitch hiking.
    AlexaWF AlexaWF 41-45, F Apr 4, 2012

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    These ladies got it right. The correct way to hitch hike. :O
    jjoe01 jjoe01 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    First let me explain that during this experience we lived in a 400 unit tract of new homes and our house was the last house on a dead end street. The I-5 Freeway was about seven...
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    EXPIRED though the shot hurt alot you seemed very relieved, you said now you will always come back to me . well A few years later I happened to run to far , I could not see you...
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    I feel as if my mum hates me. She always attacks me for being just like my father and brings me down because of it. I am currently having relationship problems and I feel as if...
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    I didn't know in which group should I write so I'll write here . Actually I don't have this kind of friend , but I do have ***ting friend. I asked him before if he's into me or not...
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    I'm only 17 years old like I said on my "I'm a strange person post" and I like a men who's 47 years old. Everything started last winter, when I because close friends with a...
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    Because of my social anxiety, I have become jaded and cynical. I tell myself I don't need to be popular, I don't need to have lots or friends, I don't need to be the life of the...
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    I dreamed about my ex... It has been a year since I last saw him. I have had dreams where I contacted him/he contacted me out of nowhere before. But this was a little different. In...
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    My aunt's husband passed away this morning. He was a nice man, but he was also from that generation that were taught real men don't cry, and real men don't show feelings and he was...
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    I started doing these weekly goals about 2 weeks ago after my parents gave a long lecture about something I did. lets be honest, if you knew me, you would know that I struggle with...
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    As a multi-racial and multi-ethnic person, I grew up with a slight complex about my "mixed person" hair. It never looked like most of the people around me that seemed to all have...
    Nyx1978 Nyx1978 36-40, F 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have had Insomnia sense I was a teen, but it has gotten worst! I have developed something called sleep paralysis! It's when your mind is restless and you cant sleep but your body...
    KleopatraK KleopatraK 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Unlike a ton of people I know I haven't been married as of yet. Two of my closest friends are married. I feel like if I was in a much better financial situation than my life has...
    eartheyes82 eartheyes82 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Well, because I have no self control... I adopted another pitbull today. She's only 3 months old and was found in a crate in someone's basement with two other puppies who didn't...
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    so.....I ended up at the ER last night. (where they blew out my vein) This was the last straw. I have to get my hypochondria in check. I hate doctors, and needles.... they both...
    Almostalice1437 Almostalice1437 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have thought about it and have determined that my mom's friend's cat stalks me every time I'm at my mom's friend's house
    anonymus000 anonymus000 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have huge trust issues with 99.999999999999999999% of all males regardless of age using the internet and specifically those using this EP website. I am very careful what I say...
    mominlingerie mominlingerie 36-40, F 1 hr ago

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    We're all human. We all make mistakes. We all have ups and downs in life. What differs us from each other is our perspectives and will power (will power to be strong, to move on...
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Hello every one I'm Julie I have 4 daughters Sara (16), Ashley (14), Olivia (12) and my youngest Chloe (11). I spank all of my daughters. If you would like to talk to me about...
    Spankermom78 Spankermom78 31-35, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    But he'll probably never like me back; I'm too weird, hysterical, anxious, depressed, lonely, all that crap. Whenever I'm around him I get all excited. I think about him all the...
    Erenjaegertitans Erenjaegertitans 13-15, F 6 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    When i was younger i would always sneeze several times after waking up, i didn't understand why and had a inaccurate causal effect. In my case i blamed my cat and dog allergy since...
    Nasus96 Nasus96 18-21, M 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Around 10 or 11 the problem began. At first I was unaware but my stepmom would tell me to go wash under my arms, I would, but she would still complain afterwards. With me the...
    Girlolimberlost Girlolimberlost 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have to be early tomorrow, but I'm a night owl!!! Oh lorde!
    moonchildd moonchildd 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    Want you, want you, you, you, Doesn't matter that you're not here, I forgive all the silences. I want you, I don't care, I know you'll disappoint, I'm a willing captive, Why fight...
    1nicecharmer 1nicecharmer 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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    If you do then you are sick and wrong and should be locked up. Think if someone hunter came after you. You wouldn't like wouldn't you? That's how animals feel. We should safe...
    Wolfy14 Wolfy14 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Does anyone have any good tips to reduce anxiety? I suddenly feel really anxious for no reason
    loveyourselfalways loveyourselfalways 13-15, F 9 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    bwah! Going skiing with my scool tomorrow. I will have to get up at five :(
    TinyTeacup TinyTeacup 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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