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Q: Tibet-Sichuan route drivers stop giving rides to backpackets. Good Samaritans with takers no more?

 

 

Local article dated Oct. 8, 2017 (translated by baidu) tells why, after the writer's interviewing a seasoned driver of the Tibet Sichuan route, drivers stop giving rides.

 

"He is a warm-hearted man, he said that, before, anyone with their thumbs up asking for a ride he always stops.  When he sees some of the backpackets carrying heavy bags, look distressed he would even ask if they need a lift.

 

He says, ' it is effortless, it wouldn't cost more fuel by adding one passenger'. But now he ignores them. What are the reasons for this change of mind?

 

First of all, bad publicity. A few days ago, he has his usual run on Sichuan Tibet route. He  gives  a cheerful, talkative young man a ride. In the middle of the trip he suddenly asks him, "when you give female passengers rides do you ask for some form of reward?" 

 

He is offended by the lowness of his question and drops him off at the next gasoline station. The guy starts swearing as he lets him off.

 

The internet is filled with with 'leg-spreading  travel' reports that even a guy like hin, who does not frequent the internet hears of them. Kind heartedness is one thing, he does not want to be associated with immoral behaviors. He puts up a "no backpacker rides" sign these days.

 

Secondly, the low quality of these people is well known.  Not even a thank you when he buys them water or snacks.  Some just walk off as if he owes them the meal he buys them upon seeing their hungry looks. These people are shameless.

 

Thirdly,  they have themselves to blame when they brag everywhere they go that they successfully tour Tibet for 600 yuan. 

 

Fourthly, no lower limit.  He says a peer of him who kindly gives a backpacker finds his wallet missing.

 

At another occasion there is a tire puncture. The backpacker gets  out of the car, says nothing and walks off.

 

No wonder the drivers are not giving them rides anymore.

 

http://ag.mp.uc.cn/article.html?uc_param_str=frdnsnpfvecpntnwprdssskt&zzd_from=uc-iflow&dl_type=2&app=uc-iflow#!wm_aid=fd458fe4a4b741219f0b248e0ec89e54!!wm_id=185b1eadd23540bdbddb56544b929853

 

Alternative link  http://3g.163.com/dy/article/D08FD1RS0524H6J7.html

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Link wont work.

Can you post link to alternative source that works in China?

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I must be very nieves as I really didn't know that things were that way.  I guess that comes from being a peasant here in rural east Texas, where many a day I do not encounter any other humans.  My nearest neighbor is almost 1/4 mile away.  Do not have to worry nor  compare financial status with any one for any reason.

 

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I must be very nieves as I really didn't know that things were that way.  I guess that comes from being a peasant here in rural east Texas, where many a day I do not encounter any other humans.  My nearest neighbor is almost 1/4 mile away.  Do not have to worry nor  compare financial status with any one for any reason.

 

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