For now I'm just going to say one of the most important things about hitching. Be nice to those that give you a lift. For example at the weekend I went to Wexford. On the way one of the cars I was getting a lift in got a flat tyre. The guy that was giving me a lift said that he'd do it himself when I said I'd help. I was insistent. It's what you have to do. The person is giving you a lift. They are going out of their way to be nice to you so do the same.
Bye for now.