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Hitchhiker

Post by bgd » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:14 pm

Saw my first in Singapore this morning.

Sure it can't be legal? It deprives Sg Inc of income. :wink:

Anyway, given shortness of skirt and attractiveness of face, she wouldn't have been waiting long. :D

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by nakatago » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:22 pm

bgd wrote:Saw my first in Singapore this morning.

Sure it can't be legal? It deprives Sg Inc of income. :wink:

Anyway, given shortness of skirt and attractiveness of face, she wouldn't have been waiting long. :D
Pics or it didn't happen.
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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:56 pm

^^ This! :devil:
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by bgd » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:21 pm

That is a good point but I was without both camera and phone. :( Early morning walk.

Must admit that I was surprised to see her. No money perhaps, she was near a bus stop.

Anyway, it brightened up my morning and I did get a smile. Nothing like the unusal to start a day. :D

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by the lynx » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:29 pm

bgd wrote:That is a good point but I was without both camera and phone. :( Early morning walk.

Must admit that I was surprised to see her. No money perhaps, she was near a bus stop.

Anyway, it brightened up my morning and I did get a smile. Nothing like the unusal to start a day. :D
Wait you mean she randomly hailed a private vehicle and asked if she could get a ride over to XYZ?

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by nakatago » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:35 pm

bgd wrote:That is a good point but I was without both camera and phone. :( Early morning walk.

Must admit that I was surprised to see her. No money perhaps, she was near a bus stop.
Walk of shame?
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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by bgd » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:41 pm

the lynx wrote:Wait you mean she randomly hailed a private vehicle and asked if she could get a ride over to XYZ?
She was standing there with her thumb out. Definitely hitching.

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:42 pm

shortness of skirt = instant lift.
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 1:47 pm

That's hitchhiking. People have hitchhiked clear across the US and back many times. In fact, quite a famous song was based on hitchhiking.
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by the lynx » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 2:03 pm

Come to think about it, I'd rather hitch hike in Singapore rather than, say, India... :twisted:

But I am still very surprised that someone would actually pick her up!

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by rajagainstthemachine » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 2:18 pm

the lynx wrote:Come to think about it, I'd rather hitch hike in Singapore rather than, say, India... :twisted:

But I am still very surprised that someone would actually pick her up!
hai bootyful? wanna ride ? :P
To get there early is on time and showing up on time is late

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by maneo » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 4:35 pm

the lynx wrote:Come to think about it, I'd rather hitch hike in Singapore rather than, say, India... :twisted:

But I am still very surprised that someone would actually pick her up!
I would.

Have been in that situation enough (though in the distant past) to know the feeling when finally being given a lift.

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by the lynx » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 4:40 pm

Maybe I should try it next time I head out in Singapore in heels and all dressed up haha! :twisted:

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by x9200 » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 5:14 pm

bgd wrote:
the lynx wrote:Wait you mean she randomly hailed a private vehicle and asked if she could get a ride over to XYZ?
She was standing there with her thumb out. Definitely hitching.
Many Singaporeans wave at the taxis even if the flag is red. It is just natural, evolutionary and had to come one day some would wave on any other car. What true difference does it make? It's not that uncommon to see a taxi with a cabbie and his wife inside and their dream vehicles can be very messy too... just like any private car.

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Re: Hitchhiker

Post by bgd » Thu, 29 Jan 2015 6:16 pm

When I worked in Moscow you could hail any car as you would a taxi, negotiate a fare and off you went. The locals used it as a way to make extra cash. Don't really see that catching on in Sg. :wink:

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