for the non believers
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for the non believers
I have hitchhiked for as much as 500 miles at a time... i used to hitch hike ALL THE DAMN TIME in my college town... but its a little different there... i would usually get picked up by very nice young girls... who i would berate for picking me up as they kindly drove me to my destination...
"Hey, thanks for picking me up, but you shouldnt pick up hitch hikers, what if i was some psycho with bad intentions"
the normal response was usually....but your not, and you are cute, here is my number.....
I wouldnt say its a regular practice of mine to pick up hitch hikers...its a judgement call...i have picked up my share of hippies and hassidic jews however... if you can deal with the smell, you are at least guaranteed some interesting conversation (worth the ride in my opinion).
I most always give to "street people" if i have change or singles in my pocket... i have even been known to throw down the occasional 5 dollar bill. My friends all know about my tendency to give money to homeless people and they get a kick out of it. In fact i was well known in the "bumb scene" in Gainesville Florida where i went to college.
One of my best bum friends went by the moniker "Cool Breeze". He would often accompany to class and was very interested in the subject matter. We would hang out in the plaza of the Americas and talk about what went on in the class.. he was a very well educated homeless guy and a good friend....
Another of my bum friends was named Jesse... but people only knew who i was talking about when i refered to him as "One Leg-ed Jesse"...then they would be like...oh yea that guy with the one leg that stands outside campus mobile all the time smoking peoples filters out of the ash tray... seriously how many one legged bums can there be in one town!
If a homeless person asks you for money and you have the time (and you do not feel as if you personal safety is at risk) i recommend that you take a minute to talk to that person. Especially if they live in an area that you often travel. You may be surprised as to the conditions that lead to them living on the street... And if nothing else remember that giving to those less fortunate than ourselves is a blessing..... give and ye shall receive...
I second that.... i wore a shirt and tie no jacket... my tour also ended with interview with admissions so i dressed it up a a little... as far as the dress for actual classes... im wearin a fresh pair of kicks, jeans, a hoody, and my mets hat....