Hello new chapter. Farewell, my home.
Not an enormous fan, but good points in between. We all find something ‘close to home’ when it resonates with our own experience, right? In the somewhat disgusting, and absolutely twisted world of the Pakistani-American matrimonial experience, where your pedigree, socioeconomic standing, and Medical Doctor certification are more important to a suitor than if you are a vigorous and adamant pedophile, this paragraph stuck out to me:
‘You choose your words carefully. Never say the words that gave away your improper pedigree, avoid the words you never learned to say. Google big words before saying them just to make sure you are using them correctly. Be carefully vague. Say your Mom works ‘at the airport’ instead of as a cashier in the airport parking lot. Say Dad was an engineer and is now semi-retired. There’s no need for them to hear your family’s survival stories. Talk about how your parents own their house, but don’t talk about how it was almost taken away, or how you the roof leaks now and there’s no money to fix it. When they ask, ‘Why don’t you put it on your credit card?’ pretend you don’t have credit cards for ethical reasons, not because you wouldn’t be approved for one.’