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Hitching rides on Golf carts #398338
01/24/11 12:10 PM
01/24/11 12:10 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
sunrisesky Offline OP
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Is there an unwritten rule on AC? an unspoken tradition? Why does nobody stop and ask if you'd like a ride into/ out of town on a golf cart with between 1 and 3 free seats? When I lived in Tobago, a finger held out in the general direction of where you were headed almost instantly yielded a lift and a conversation. Maybe it's just me????

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: sunrisesky] #398340
01/24/11 12:20 PM
01/24/11 12:20 PM
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We give rides all the time. We either slow down and ask if they need a ride, or the person/people will shout out if they need one. Many others I know do this as well. We don't know of any "signal" but just stay observant to needs.

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: tcoats] #398341
01/24/11 12:30 PM
01/24/11 12:30 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
sunrisesky Offline OP
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well, if you see a gal with an orange rucksack.....

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: sunrisesky] #398342
01/24/11 12:37 PM
01/24/11 12:37 PM
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Mississippi, USA
Belize-N-Us Offline
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We always give rides when we visit.

The kids usually ask and jump on.

Adults rarely ask or signal that they want a ride but will glady take a ride when offered.

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Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: Belize-N-Us] #398344
01/24/11 01:29 PM
01/24/11 01:29 PM
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San Pedro, Belize
hazzyy Offline
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I've found that almost anyone will stop for you if you hear the cart coming and look over your shoulder behind you and make eye contact.

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: hazzyy] #398350
01/24/11 01:51 PM
01/24/11 01:51 PM
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Minnesota, USA
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We always give rides also..especially to school children, we always wonder if their parents approve..We have laughed when finding out someone lives farther than we imagined..Is it here? Shake of head!Usually its the kids that ask us..We have however asked adults walking.

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: sunrisesky] #398364
01/24/11 04:29 PM
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ragman Offline
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I give rides quite frequently if there is an open seat. This morning I picked up a couple just north of Reef Village and rode them into town. Just make eye contact and look like you need a ride and someone will help you out.

Formerly from somewhere on a beach in Belize
Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: sunrisesky] #398368
01/24/11 04:34 PM
01/24/11 04:34 PM
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I give rides all the time, often even going past my destination. Why not? If I'm in no hurry to my destination, it's just another little island tour and/or opportunity to get to know people better.

A fish and a bird can fall in love, but where will they build their nest?

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: seashell] #398386
01/24/11 05:30 PM
01/24/11 05:30 PM
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Ambergris caye
SnoopysMom Offline
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There have been incidences I am aware of (in the past year or so) giving rides and then getting stopped / searched for drugs. When they find the drugs on your passengers, guess who goes to jail? Not a fun way to spend your vacation.

I would imagine that a few bad people have ruined it for everyone and that is why you are seeing a reduced willingness to offer rides (at least in my case).

Re: Hitching rides on Golf carts [Re: SnoopysMom] #398387
01/24/11 05:50 PM
01/24/11 05:50 PM
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Sequim, WA & San Pedro
Loansum-Al K Offline
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Never have given any thought to that.....good point though....ask them if they have drugs on them before you let them on :-)

I'm happier than a pig in s__t...a foot on the sand...and a Belikin in my hand!
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