Me: Ermm, I dunno. On the weekend I guess.
She: But what have you done in this life if you don’t have a family? You're telling me this whole time you couldn’t find anyone to marry? Nobody to fall in love with? It is such a beautiful thing.
Me: Yes, it is... How did you meet your husband?
She: He was my brother's friend, I didn't really meet him til after we were married.
Me: What was that like?
She: Well, I struggled with it a lot. Suddenly you have to answer to a stranger; tell him where you're going and what you're doing.
Me: Wow, yeah must've been a huge change. I imagine it must have taken a while to get used to it.
She: Yes, that first week was very difficult.
Me: Well when did you start to fall in love with him? You're clearly very happy together.
She (blushes): Well you know... Once you do that thing - something just happens.
She: So… if your mother and father live in different countries… who cooks for him?
Me: Ummm, I guess he cooks for himself.
She (guffaws): WHAT?? How can this be?
She: Ummm, so have you thought of veiling?
Me: No, not really.
She: Is your mother veiled? Your grandmother? Aunts?
Me: No, nobody.
She: Do they pray at least?
Me (hesitantly): Some of them… I think.
She (joyously throwing her hands up while dishing me another plate of delicious rice in a remarkable feat of dexterity): Well thank God for that!