Mississippi is a state of the United States of America.
Mississippi is basically the third world. Frankly I love it. Barefoot people with fishing rods- comes straight out of Huck Finn. People like to drink in bars and party here, you should too. Lots of pills (painkiller type)- for some reason the doctors there prescribe them a lot, and everybody sells their prescription.
Mississippi is fucking cheap as hell. Wall mart is king here: after the hurricane it paid businesses not to re open.
Some places are kinda clannish, meaning both meanings basically- "people don't take kindly to strangers 'round these parts" and I don't know but I wouldn't be surprised to find some KKK shit some place unfortunately- this is country as country can get.
Mississippi people are fucking great, they aren't pretentious, they're kind hearted, and they basically are big fans of having fun- meaning specifically drinking in bars. And fishing. I hope you're not a vegetarian.
As for catching a ride, you'll find Mississippi to be much like other southern states. Long waits, weird looks, and extremely nice (if slightly naive) people actually practising what they read in the bible they so regularly thump. Gas stations and truck stops are the way to go, just chat people up and ask about their destination. Watch for license plates to get an idea of where people are headed. Be prepared for the occasional truck full of angry young rednecks wanting to kick your ass. It happens. On the flipside every ride I caught in Mississippi went out of their way to drop me in a good spot, some bought me food, some smoked me up, some gave me painkillers, and one guy even gave me some money.
63-3-1109. Solicitation of rides by pedestrians. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any private vehicle.
Section 101.02 Definitions: "Roadway" All surface portions of the roadway between shoulder lines.
Note: All land owned by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.
Gulf Islands National Seashore 4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited.
Writing this from a library in Miss. Have crossed the state several times this past week. Wait times for rides are about average, but people will always pick you up walking down the highway thumbing even when they are going 70mph, very much unlike any other state! I like it here but, had a hell of a run in with the state troopers yesterday arguing about the law. I ended up filing a complaint on one of the officers and they eventually gave me a ride despite threatening arrest multiple times. Thewindandrain (talk) 23:35, 1 July 2013 (CEST)
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