The code of behavior
It’s getting more and more common that hitchhikers behave unpleasant and damage so the reputation of our old proud guild. Furthermore is a skilful behave very helpful to greater the chances to get a lift. That’s why here the Ten Commandments are:
1. Always be friendly
A nice conversation while traveling shortens the trip and motivates the driver to stop for the next hitchhiker again.
2. Be patient
Don’t knock over reflector posts! (Sorry Flo 😉 )
3. Act frankly
Drivers get very furious, when they stop for one hitchhiker and two more jump out of the bush.
4. First come, first served
If the favorite hitch spot should be busy you can either wait until your forerunner is away or you can place yourself some meters behind him (never ever in front of him).
5. A smile on your face increases your chances to get a lift
Don’t be a bore and let the sunshine in your heart! Further some flowers from the roadside in your hand can be heart-melting.
6. Look for a well lighted place when it’s dark
If the hitchhiker is early and well to see more cars will stop and the drivers scare will be decreased.
7. Choose a spot where cars can easily stop
Bus stops, parking bays, motorway services, etc. are best. Besides, spots are recommended where cars are slow.
8. The attendance of a woman works like an accelerator
Let her hitch hike and stay in the background by yourself.
9. Don’t hitch with beer and cigarette
Or rather put it so that nobody can see it 😉
10. Ignore Provocations
Even cops and fools are humans