what are some questions to avoid asking people you meet traveling? (1 Viewer)

compostyuppie

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What are some questions to just avoid asking another dirty kid/traveler/nomad when you come across them on the road? I know to each their own, but what’s just an all around no no?
Have you ever gotten in trouble with another traveler for something you said or did?
I’m only asking because I would hate to unintentionally upset someone. Maybe I’m just over thinking it. Idk.
 
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roguetrader

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how about 'why do you think it's ok to sponge off others your whole life, begging and flying signs ?'

but in general yes you're overthinking it massively - travellers vary hugely like all humans do - some are very open, some more cagey / private.... just don't ask a load of personal, searching questions to someone you hardly know !
 

Desperado Deluxe

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Having preconceptions is really off putting for me. False sincerity. Bogus questions that you don't actually care about an answer. Trolling. Wasting my time or being treated as expendable.
All things I pick up pretty quick and dislike..

Honesty is a good policy being treated like a normal human that works too.
 
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Napalm1988

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"Where do u sleep" like I know it's a major concern but if I just met you and that's like the 2 or 3 thing out of ur mouth then I'm a lil soured. Let's smoke a bowl have a beer. Chill for a bit,

I guess the question is much better framed as "where's good to sleep"
 

train in vain

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People asking me where im camping or inviting me to their spot like 3 mins into talking is a no no. Any kind of question that seems like someone is sizing me up to fuck with me steal from me etc etc.
Thats the type of shit that bugs me.

Id avoid asking someone with half a face what happened to the other half of their face. Shit like that.😁
 

Coywolf

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How many people have you killed?
BAHAHAHHA....oh, the memories, @Jerrell

Some bad ones:

"So when does your parent's check get deposited into your account, again?"

"Dont you have food stamps?"

"Spare some change?"

"Where are you camping?...no, like EXACTLY where?"

"Can I follow you around all day spewing my conspiracies about the world, even though I just 'met' you by seeing you walk out of a Circle K?"

"You got my back against these random assholes I picked a fight with while drunk, right?"

"Can you watch my bag while I go shoplift a bottle?"

"Can I pet/feed your dog?"

"Can I pet/feed you...?"
 

TheDesertMouse

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whats your story really bugs me, do you want a mostly meaningless summary of the last few decades? or a fucking lecture about my life experiences and how thats shaped me psychologically? what’re you trying to accomplish here?

“Got pitch?” on a bottle when I just met you 2 minutes ago, and no I dont want to get shit faced with you before I go fuck around on giant fast moving metallic objects.

The big 3 you usually get asked after jumping in someones car. What do you eat? Where do you sleep? What do you do for work/money? Because the most important things about someone is their measure of economic worth, and if I’m not whoring out my labor at the moment I’m obviously a starving, shivering wretch.
 

Napalm1988

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Yah..I feel like I always disappoint the "what's your story" people. I think alot of them want to hear some sob story...it really let's them down when when I'm just like no..I'm just a middle class kid from the suburbs who likes to see new shit...
 

roughdraft

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Can I tell you about my best friend?

Did you know Jesus loves you?

Have you accepted the one and only true son of the lord God Jesus Christ as your savior?

etc.
 

starfarer

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Can I tell you about my best friend?

Did you know Jesus loves you?

Have you accepted the one and only true son of the lord God Jesus Christ as your savior?

etc.
Fucking hell hahahahaha, I was hitching in cousin fuck Australia in the rain and this bloke gave me a lift, trying to make conversation I said" wow, I've never seen a willy Nelson watch before" he laughed and said....." That's not willy Nelson that's Jesus" and the rest of the 80 kilometres felt like it took a few days ! Hahahahaha
 

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