1. Utter confusion
This isn’t how we do it in [insert home country]. This is madness… I need order!
I’ll never drive here, it’s far too unsafe, I don’t need a bike to get around anyway.
I need a bike so badly. I’m a social outcast, a hermit, a loser!
My bike is too heavy/has all these crazy gears/has no mirrors/has no wheels.
If that guy can carry a whole dining room set on a 50-year-old electric bike then I can probably drive this half-decent motorbike.
Everyone’s looking at me and laughing! I bet they’re thinking ‘stupid foreigner trying to drive in Vietnam’. Oh no, wait, they’re saying ‘stupid foreigner trying to drive down the highway on a flat tyre’. Hmm, fair enough.
Just ignore all these nutters, drive slow and steady on the right side of the…