A Vehicle’s Perspective on Cultural Adjustment

My vehicle was born in Japan in 1998. It grew up in Japan. It was used to nicely paved roads. It was also familiar with snow.

It recently moved to Uganda. Apparently vehicles also face cross-cultural challenges. Now it has to adjust to a different climate and to different living conditions.

That adjustment has been costly. New shocks, new brakes, and new tires. It may also need to learn to use its traction control features for mud instead of snow. But I’m not telling it that now!

Most challenging of all … When the vehicle speaks in Japanese, the driver and passengers don’t respond! It doesn’t understand why. Everyone speaks Japanese, don’t they?

What can we do to help the vehicle adjust? A cool shower at the end of the day always helps!