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I Used to Hitchhike

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    I was in Seymour, Missouri hitchhiking across

    US 60 on a Sunday morning and a preacher picked me up. His church was halfway to Mansfield. He let me out there and told me that if I was still around in an hour, I should come in for the service. An hour later I was still there so I went on in. I had only been...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M Dec 19, 2013

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    My last lift stopped to pick me up

    and nothing in this world could make me get into that vehicle and that was the last time.
    khewster khewster 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2014

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    Till This Incident

    I was hitchhiking home after a Metallica concert when a guy picked me up. I was about half-way home when the guy asked me if I wanted a beer and I said sure. He pulled into a gas station and gave me some money to go in. I told him I didn't have an ID, but tried it anyway and sure...
    1962michael 1962michael 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 15, 2011

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    I was walking along a lonely highway towards

    Crater Lake, Oregon with forty pounds of backpack on my back, an empty stomach, and a clear mind alternating between thoughts of finding something to eat and no thought at all. Crater Lake is an exploded mountain that was more than 30,000 feet tall. At a third of that height now...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M Dec 19, 2013

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    Hitchhiker

    When I was young, I used to hitchhike. Sometimes it was just within town, but many were the times I hitchhiked across the Midwest and The West. From Illinois to southern California. From northern California to southern California.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Me, Too!

    I started hitchhiking in 1972 when I was 13. Me and my best friend used to hitch hike all over. i even hitchhiked over 900 miles 1 way by myself when I was 24. But one night, in about 1983, I saw a documentary called "Murder, No Apparent Motive". It profilled serial killers...
    IllSendForMyThings IllSendForMyThings 51-55 Apr 17, 2013

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    I Can't Believe I Use to Hitchhike

    I look back now and it scares the h*** out of me. To think I was only 15 when I ran away from home. I went places I never should of gone. Things happened that never should of been done. At one time it was considered "hip" . Now it's considered stupid.  
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 6, 2008

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    I was hitchhiking in Yellowstone National Park

    and caught a ride with a park ranger. Within a few miles we came up on a bear jam. The ranger drove us past all the cars to fifty feet from a huge grizzly. It was grazing beside the road and looked quite peaceful. After a bit, it got up and strutted down the center of the road...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M Dec 19, 2013

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    It started with a breakup

    as these things often do. There was a fast too and I was on the fourth day of it before I realized that I needed to escape. So I packed a backpack, asked a neighbor for a ride to the edge of the city, and hitchhiked away. I had my dog with me and was thrilled that she pointed...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M May 25

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    Parents Encouraged Me to Hitchhike

    This was about 25 years ago now. I guess in those days it was relatively safe. We had moved from the city into a rural area. My mother doesn't drive and dad was not really keen on driving us anywhere. We had to walk 20 mins to the main road where the bus to town came by...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2009

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    I Used To Hitchhike!

      What makes HitchHiking different these days?   FEAR!   In the 1960's and into the 70's,  hitchhiking was commonplace.   The Good Samaritan concept was accepted and employed.  One never felt scared thumbing a ride anywhere...
    Ambivilent Ambivilent 56-60, M 9 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    Thank God that I am not! When I was younger I used to always say "I won't change, I'll always be me!" and yes, to a degree, I have always been me but I've adapted and matured so...
    RaiseYourWhat RaiseYourWhat 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Because we are, human are creature that keep evolving, keep growing till death liberate us from time into the timeless. this is not about change, it is about growth day by day...
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    My Meyers-Briggs personality profile is ISFJ and I often find myself feeling used by others. I am very compassionate and go out of my way to help friends and family. As I grow...
    OML1971 OML1971 41-45 2 days ago

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    I used to cut myself. It was at first a sporadic move that I loved and hated then over time just loved. I applied the psychology of our plain/pleasure center of the brain which...
    XxBloodyLullabyxX XxBloodyLullabyxX 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    I used to cut myself and burn myself and just hurt myself in general to escape all the pain. I have not done it for three years and I'm proud to say that was a stupid thing I used...
    Trashboat1 Trashboat1 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was standing for an hour chained and gagged completely nude. I had been kidnapped and tied at a free public sim where people put slaves for free sx on SL. I saw lots of other...
    BlondeSweetheart BlondeSweetheart 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I always try to be fair with everybody and everything . But it seems like when it comes to me people don't think twice about ******* me over . It be the people I give everything...
    DetStable DetStable 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I am I used to be 15 then it gradually changed and now I'm an old man.
    thedevilsfavouritedemon thedevilsfavouritedemon 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I like to help people out but when I see any hitchhikers I just say my dad to drive past fast.how can I believe who they are and after I reach home I have this feeling that I didn...
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    Then afterwards, it can be used to berate people you find retarded? The same one you helped? (sarcasm) Truth: I don't believe in throwaway friends.
    poiemajeremiah poiemajeremiah 36-40, M 5 days ago

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    there are two kinds of people in this world. users and the ones being used.since it goes against my nature to use people, I am to be used, right? well I giess everyone serves a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I want to be used like a toy until you grow tired of me then you just throw me away. only in Ireland
    maggie191 maggie191 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was used by a girlfriend. I loved her and was given all the responsibilities of her boyfriend, but none of the privileges. Don't get me wrong, we had sex; but, to me, sex isn't a...
    4lornhope 4lornhope 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I used to be super shy when i was younger but then i realized its better to be said then never hear so i am the most outgoing out of my friends now and i plan to stay that way.
    AnythingButLucky AnythingButLucky 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I am definitely a different person than I used to be. I've survived a narcissistic, drug addicted mother, drug addicted father, death of spouse, single parenting. I am currently...
    Tenanye Tenanye 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I'm not the person I used to be ever since you went away I feel like I'm barely hanging on From day to day The emotional pain is so strong, the anger is intense I could really...
    kshine27 kshine27 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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    How patient can you expect another to be? How much **** is too much? How self centered is too self centered? I'm not sure what the answered are- But I know what the questions are...
    loveCT loveCT 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I used to self harm for a lot of reasons and in a lot of different ways. I self harmed because I was scared and angry. I did it because I was abused by one of my treatment centers...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I'm done. I've decided to just move back into the state of mind that I used to be in when I was younger where I was happy and nothing bothered me. Literally nothing did. And...
    Devilscar Devilscar 22-25, M Aug 23

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    I used to be so open, innocent, happy, confident, lively and had a good self esteem. Ever since I started high school two years ago, it's changed me. I now have very little self...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Oh freddled gruntbuggly, Thy micturations are to me As plurdled gabbleblotchits on a lurgid bee. Groop, I implore thee, my foonting turlingdrrromes, And hooptiously drangle me with...
    Bakatare Bakatare 61-65, M Aug 21

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    I used to be happy see things differently but now that life's thrown me around a bit it turned me into an angry depressed person who has no hope really because of the...
    cgr1994 cgr1994 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    This was what kept me sane when I was in the hospital. I listened to it on tape, over and over and over. I love it. Rest in peace, Douglas Adams....
    Bakatare Bakatare 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    About three years ago I met some interesting people. I had never even thought of smoking crack until I met them. Man did it take my life from me for a short time. I was only...
    Krisco1970 Krisco1970 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    its really strange when i looked back to my past in the why i used to think or behave , i used to believe in happy endings but now i don't believe in endings not just the happy...
    light1411 light1411 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I used to self harm a few months back but then I did it again last night. It's been so hard because my girlfriend has been all depressed and I've made her feel better but I've gone...
    JoshKilbride2 JoshKilbride2 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    I used to be skinny. Now I am obesešŸ©
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Aug 18