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I Was Offered A Ride By A Stranger

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    When I was in college,

    my best friend and I would have all sorts of adventures, and one of them was hitch-hiking. (My parents would've had a fit i they knew.) It was a great way to meet interesting people and get a free ride to boot! I haven't done it in a long time, but since I'm snowbound here in...
    fishsweeper fishsweeper 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    i was around the age of 7

    when i got offered a ride by a stranger, i was walking down the street with family when i asked if i could go and post the letter, the postbox was only at the end of the road, the corner was in view, apart from a hedge blocking the view to the postbox, we lived in a small town...
    vikiii vikiii 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 8

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    And I took it. He was ab older man I met

    walking home from work. He worked at one of the post offices and took the same route home I did. He pulled over a few times and I always told him no. I guess that one day I was just too tired and said yes. He was 40 years older than me and he honestly was one of the greatest men...
    xxladyjadedxx xxladyjadedxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    I was walking home one day from the park

    and this guy stopped and asked me if I needed a ride and I said. Part of me freaked out and wanted to run home but it was just down the street so I had to walk around the block and take another street home in case he might have seen
    WhyWasIStupid WhyWasIStupid 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    omg one time I was taking a walk

    and just randomly this escalade with big asd rims pulled up and the dude goes "hey baby, get it let's go for a ride" kid you not he was in a suite to. kinda hot but creepy. just thought I'd share
    Kileighco Kileighco 18-21 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    one time I was walking home from school

    and some really creepy guy stopped his car on the side of the street and whistled and as I turned he opened the door .. I had never ran so fast in my life.
    Cakrissy23 Cakrissy23 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    Best Friend

    This is weird but totally true. One night me and my best friend in college missed the last train back to Bronxville and we decided to ask a cabbie how much it would be from Manhattan. It was something ridiculous like your first born child, so we were talking about hanging out at...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 7, 2011

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    The guys on the sidewalk

    who say taxi taxi
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F Nov 17, 2014

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    Offered A Ride When I Was 15 By A Stranger

    i remember this clearly when i was offered a ride from a stranger. i was 15 and i was walking to my friends house. she lived up ahead from where my school was. i had my phone on one hand and gifts in the other. i just crossed the road not far from few people that were...
    sirinalol sirinalol 18-21 1 Response Dec 9, 2010

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    So. Much going on in my life.

    I had lost my home. My son(22) was also homeless. He got in with a friend so he was ok. Me? I had to get up to Norfolk to family! Having ensured my son was ok. I left my hometown, late! I knew the bus would take me 124 miles east ok. But when I got there, I discovered I'd missed...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    The act of smiling at a stranger makes me happy in itself. But receiving a smile in return is enough for me to skip merrily for the rest of the day
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    Here is a little real story that I never told you about before ... Years ago when I was 23/24 years of age and I was living at 3 norfolk square and working as a room maid at the...
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    I was made fun of for being the quiet kid with the big nose and the curly reddish blonde hair. I was the weirdo child who had his nose buried deep into books and I felt like my...
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    I'm no success story. I've been a squanderer , drifter, and even a bum, but I am a fortunate person. I had an insane childhood; a few years as a prince who was doted upon, and...
    puck61 puck61 51-55, M 10 Responses Apr 17

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    "Brave Strangers" Nights were warm Dreams were easy No one standing overhead Conversation didn't mean much We were hungry but could not be fed Radio blasting silly little love...
    Desiredlove Desiredlove 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    He had never left his ex, I had no idea. I loved him so much. We just fell apart I thought after I got pregnant. We lived together and he just stopped... everything. I thought it...
    Missed515 Missed515 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    This morning I had an early start 6am ride. Sore bum 64 miles completed. Great ride shame it was a tad chilly. Loved every minute but cursed on the hills.
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    When I was younger, I had a rancher and Oil man think a lot of me ... he sent me from Lafayette, LA to Anchorage, Denver, New Mexico, Midland and all places in between. I worked...
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    today I was at a mall and I saw complete stranger she was about 60 years old. she was walking on a cane .And she was trying to get down the last step on a set of stairs and she...
    AnnabelleFlores AnnabelleFlores 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    Sometimes I ride my bike to nowhere and to see nothing, I'm just enjoying the ride.
    yrnjojo yrnjojo 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I know how to ride a bike, pretty impressive right? I've also been riding a tricycle ever since i was three, oh how ironic. Anyways, i still have yet to master the art of unicycle...
    DreamingSouls DreamingSouls 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I'm not a bycyclest, I'm not a motorcycle rider. There is s difference. Ive been long befor HD was what your yuppie on the development corner rode.
    Curus79 Curus79 46-50, M Apr 16

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    Sometimes the people in your life just don't you but strangers do or at least they tell you that they do and sometimes that's enough
    GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers GoldieLocksGrahamCrackers 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I talk to strangers more than I talk to my friends in real life
    PrettyFknDope PrettyFknDope 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    We are strangers drawn together by a shared desire for lasting peace....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I have had sexual encounters with lots of strangers from 1 to more than 50 at toga or theme parties and always great fun loved it .
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 6

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    so should I stop smiling at strangers? every time I do smile they look at me like I am crazy
    anneloves anneloves 18-21, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    my wife is curvy and I like strangers to see her naked and comment
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    It's one of my few fears. Being touched is one of the worst things that can happen to me. It feels like I'm being burned, their touch forever stays in my mind. I can always feel...
    GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath GoodAsDeadMasterOfDeath 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel more comfortable with strangers that I am with people I know
    yoli5656 yoli5656 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Today I went to the dentist............... Normally I like smiling at strangers, however today I had to try to keep my smile under wraps as I had a mouth full of Anesthetic which...
    ItsOnlyAPaperMoon ItsOnlyAPaperMoon 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was 18, I traveled alone to another city to see a concert. I got stuck there without any place to stay. I was close to a college, and a guy told me I could crash on the...
    lotusdrum lotusdrum 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I was teased a lot in my childhood and teenage years. Anyone who knows me knows that I have never been a feminine girl or woman. I got a lot of negative attention from my peers...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 31

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    Winter is over, I can get back on my real bike now, after several months of the one in the basement with only the TV set for visual. I did ride twice during the snow, my mountain...
    webbrowser webbrowser 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    It's practically the only thing I use to get somewhere. It's so common here to ride a bike. I use my bike to go to work, friends, stores, anywhere.. I like it :) It's clean and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 13

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    Anyone else on here love riding? If so where and what do you ride?
    dg1977 dg1977 36-40, M 11 Responses Apr 15

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    Bobbie1952 Bobbie1952 61-65, M Apr 16

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    I don't need definitions or certainties but I do like to make plans. I don't manipulate. I don't ask for much. You don't know how good you got it. And you don't know what you're...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    a little cloudy but a prefect day to take my boyfriend out for a long ride.
    36hourholds 36hourholds 36-40, M 6 days ago

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    How many of you riders need one of these lol
    HammerD08 HammerD08 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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