After greeting one another I put my backpack in the rear of the vehicle and step out of the way while he loads my suitcases. Once I am settled into my seat I make all the adjustments needed. The side view mirrors are nearly in place when he gets in. "What are you doing?" he asks. I think, with all the snark in me, "What the heck do you think I'm doing? It is my first chance to legally drive in Saudi Arabia. Of course I'm driving home." I just smile and put the car into gear.