[quote=“Nuit”]That reminds me of the time way back when me and my mate were chilling out at the Foremost in Shilin, and some dude offered to give us a ride to the beach in his car. We like went along with it, and got to the beach and back safely, but looking back on the incident I’m pretty sure he was just trying to get laid. We still argue about which one of us he really wanted .
I may have been a bit general with my views earlier, but if it’s daylight and some friendly Aussie dude with a good rap offers me a scooter lift downtown (and he’s got a spare helmet), I’m jumping on the back. My big worry is that he can drive safely, not that he’s gonna chop me into slices. Perhaps I’ve been out in the rice fields too long - we’re all family down here.[/quote]
Thanks for the laugh nuit
Honestly speaking though, its really just a lot harder to even make friends to hang out with these days dont you think?
Go to any cafe in Berkeley these days and everyone has their own computer and absolutely no one will speak to anyone else there who didnt come there with them or they know. We are becoming more and more impersonal as a society today. And ladies think any guy paying them any attention is some axe murderer and rapist out to case them and get them the second they leave the cafe and guys who dont pay attention are all gay. We are certainly not open to any person of the same sex talking to us because they may be gay?
So whereas for sure danger exists everywhere, but the PHOBIA is far greater.
I did a greyhound tour of the USA by myself in the 80s and ended up in Miami waiting for another bus to Miami beach. ONly two other people there besides the workers. Some older black pimp gansta dude trying to talk me into something and this other white dude who was also going to Miami beach. Turns out hes on his second visit to see the space shuttle blast off. He suggested a good hotel where its cheap and next door to a bigger and more expensive hotel (where there are a lot of brit girl tourists). So we ended up sharing a room to save costs and spent a few days girl hunting next door. Met up with a few hot ladies and I almost scored (but he did cuz he stayed longer and had more rico-suave). So it turned out to be an ok thing. He later visited me in Taiwan and I set him up with one of my lady friends (and he called me later and said simply WOW). I went to Germany and the only person he could rustle up was his sister (I passed). Girls are bitchin difficult in Germany even for hot German guys apparently Or perhaps once again I was missin the rico-suave?
Can you imagine that sort of stuff happening today? Most guys would be freaked out by some other dude at a greyhound bus depot suggesting sharing a hotel room??? We would be like “are you shittin me dude?”
so times they are different. The weirdos are out there (they have always been), but I do think the PHOBIA is way way bigger today.