Did he just try to take my money?

Today,  we were out and about looking at cars…again. Yes sir! I am actually serious about this car thing. I repeat. I’m seriously mulling over whether or not I should purchase a car in Uganda. Why can’t I just rent or lease like I did in the UAE? I’m not looking forward to driving in Uganda…here’s why.

Let’s take a step back for a moment. Do you really know what this means for me? This means there is a strong chance that I may become at risk for high blood pressure after having to navigate these streets in Kampala. Have you seen the drivers here?

Oh and…you mean to tell me I need to drive on the left side of the road and the right side of the car??? Get outta here, you pushy sales guy!

car salesman

I must say again and again…this completely obvious American accent can be an extreme disadvantage when trying to do major purchases such as buying a car. It’s like they, as in locals, think you have this wad of money stocked away in your bra.

The car salesman really tried me today. I mean he REALLY tried to get me for all my dimes and pennies by telling me that I need to put a deposit down today without even taking the car. Ummm…No sir! Uhh….no! I know he has tried that ish on someone else but buddy…please, stop the foolishness!

Is it really my fault for being such a horrible negotiator?  I definitely failed in the class, “Car Sales Negotiations: 101” because clearly it’s not my forte. Okay, I digress…

So, the car is a Toyota but the model is not sold in the States. I won’t disclose the model yet until I’m sure about what the heck (research and all) I’m getting. Shhh…(don’t tell anybody but...)I still have a car back home that I’m paying off. What a pity but a girl needs to have some freedom, ya dig? Besides…Toyota has that good resale value…at least I hope.

toyota

 

I passed a ridiculous amount of bodas today. I still refuse to get on the boda with Christion and am definitely not ready to take the risk. Heck, I risked my life way too many times on these things…Thank God for his mercy and grace.

Call me crazy…no call me a completely logical mommy on a mission to do what I can to keep my child safe. Nuff said.

 

bodaAnd…..

This random post is actually my attempt to maintain focus and consistency on the blog, even if it means sharing daily musings & rants. I might as well put that good ol domain to use, right?

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Until next time, stay blessed and highly favored!

Toodles!

ME

Side note: Our daily grind is not necessarily for us. Sometimes, our story, tears, testimonies and smiles are sparked to inspire, motivate and/or encourage the next soul that’s on an endless journey toward greatness.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “Did he just try to take my money?

  1. eddiestarofficial says:

    I heard that they actually have a name for people who are black and from America. As far as the dirty car salesman, it is even worse out there because you can read a slimy car salesman’s body language. 😂😂

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    • Ms. Black Expat says:

      Yes, they probably have several names for us. In most situations, I have to constantly show them otherwise or else they will depend on the media for creating a more than often fictitious narrative of Black Americans. Now, regarding the car salesman-anytime someone tries to rush me, I know that is a shady deal.

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