But if something breaks down, I have no problems dealing with mechanics, or with overcharging by mechanics (which can happen anywhere, especially with women) — the rental company picks the car up and gives me a new one the same day. Back home in the Midwest, drivers tend to be kind and passive, and only occasionally aggressive. Some seem to feel if one car length is sacrificed, the whole journey will be delayed an hour or more.I've adapted to being very aggressive and acting without doubt in my driving.
I don't plan to be here forever, so I don't want to become complacent.I am working full-time and working on my Master's, so right now I'm doing more studying and in-house work, but I do get out nights and evenings. I go back to the United States, and I forget some of my defense mechanisms.After I finish speaking to you, I'm going out dancing. I had never left the United States before I left for Qatar. Of course, you still have occasional lazy students who don't do their work, and won't get the automatic A they think they will get in an art class. There is disparity everywhere (not always the same, but economic, religious), but here, it's very checked.But I often need the inspiration of my fellow humans, as well.I am more extroverted here in Doha than I was back home in the United States.