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== Stuff ==
Ideally, the seat or seats for the hitchhiker(s) will be empty of stuff. Take time to organize your car.
When you drop the hitchhiker quickly assure that they took all their own stuff and left all your stuff. Also, if you lost something, remember it might not be malicious. Sometimes, something could have fallen out of the car, or a hitchhiker could've mistakenly took something that was not their property. In these cases, [[#Exchange contact information|exchanging contact info]] during the ride could be a useful way to ensure whatever is lost gets returned to its place.
== Exchange contact information ==
If you have a business card, it could be nice to give one to the hitchhiker.
You never know what you can get out of it in the future. Also some hitchhikers have blogs and an extra link to your website can be good for your search engine rankings. And then it can also be nice to just know someone in another country. If you don't have a business card, write down your email address, phone number and/or Facebook name.
Some hitchhikers also maintain travel logs on blogs or websites and their stories are typically full of interesting, even enlightening things. If you had a particularly enjoyable conversation with the hitchhiker(s), it could be nice to ask if they write about or otherwise share their traveling experiences. Many hitchhikers who do this are eager to share their contact info with you.
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