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to thumb a ride

Post by James Trotta » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:51 am

Every once in a while I see someone trying to thumb a ride but I never stop to pick them up. I would have back when I was in college but these days my sense of adventure is gone.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Kyong Min » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:05 pm

I have seen people thumb a ride in movies but I never saw a person thumb a ride in real life.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Goeun Jeon » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:12 am

The road is notorious because there are always some hitchhikers waiting for a chance to thumb a ride.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by 하주형 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 10:37 am

I think it is too risky to thumb a ride. You never know who you'll meet.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by lee geo wool » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:27 am

In big cities, hardly any people thumb a ride because they can always take buses, taxis, or subways.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Han Dong Geol » Mon Mar 22, 2010 11:36 am

I tried to thumb a ride once. But no one was stopping for me. So i had to walk almost 5 miles to get home.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Yun Heejeong » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:30 pm

I never saw someone thumbing a ride in Korea. I just saw it only in foreign films.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by EunhaHong524 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:03 pm

I heard to thumb a ride for a single woman is too dangerous. So, I sometimes wish that I was a guy to enjoy my journey alone.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Bo-kyung, yoon » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:24 pm

Thumbing a ride is unusual in Korea, and is considered as dangerous to Koreans. Kang ho soon used his car for hitch hiking women to kill them.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Eun-ji,Park » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:45 pm

There were so many people who want to hitchhike to get a chance to thumb a ride that the road was very crowded.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Jae Eun Lee » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:55 pm

I've never tried to thumb a ride in Korea, because it hardly works.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by 한지웅 » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:56 pm

In Korea it is not normal to see a person thumbing rides because we think it’s dangerous to get rides from a stranger.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Ye Suel Jung » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:12 pm

I've never hitchhiked before, and I won't in the future.
Many criminals commit a crime by hitchhiking and maybe that's the reason why people are reluctant to tumb a ride.
I think that it is very dangerous to be in a locked place with strangers.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Shin Ye Sung » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:51 pm

One of the lists that I want to do is thumbing a ride.

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Re: to thumb a ride

Post by Yang Seung-Hoon » Mon Mar 22, 2010 2:59 pm

I haven't had any experience to thumb a ride.

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