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When I used to hitch a lot I would write the name of a big city in a continent that I wasn't in. In Australia I would hold a sign that would say "Amsterdam" etc. Made people laugh or wonder wtf and I'd get rides a lot. Kinda breaks the ice without having to say a word.
 
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"Jesus Would Help Me Out" works the best of anything I have ever used.
But then again, I travel almost exclusively in the South.
Even if people won't pick you up, the sign stirs them to pull over and give me a few bucks.

i would have a sign that said Jesus was a travler too. it worked really good
 

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We Got Beer!!! works well in dry counties, or in states that don't sell booze on Sundays. I think I got the idea somewhere on here, but couldn't find the post again. Well props to whoever posted it, it works like a charm. P.S. It's a good idea to have some booze when they pick you up, or you got some explaining to do!
 

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we always will fly a sign that just says the next biggest city.
one of my rod dogs knows a guy who got a hitching thumb tattooed on the inside of his arm. so he justs walks backwards with his arm out.
honestly, I've found one of the biggest challenges, is that people don't have enough time to respond, and by the time they decide to pick you up, it's too late, and they're down the road.
 

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your sign may vary but I always put a smiley face on it. Seems more welcoming. And I always try and seem not threatening with my body language. Smiling, throwing up a peace sign, or even the devil horns if ya see a fellow metalhead or punk driving by. My fav quote is "free hug for ride anywhere"
 

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I couldn't buy a ride out of jax one day. I counted 550 cars go buy. I was holding a $5 and the sign was 95 south. Finally a guy I noticed in the city earlier that day (he was blaring metal) picked me up. In Tallahassee I had one of those cardboard boxes that breaks down and opens up to be like 6 feet long. I JUST NEED A RIDE!! Got picked up pretty quick after I changed to that. I got $10, bread, and ham and a two hour ride. But I usually just hook a sign to my bag with my destination and start walking. I could stand around for six hours or walk for the same amount and get somewhere.
 

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