If you’re happy** and you know it and you really want to share it with your family, brace yourselves for comments like:
“What’s the great news? Are you getting married? Already found someone?”
Haha. You really thought I was going to announce just that in front of the entire family?
“Bohat mubarak ho!! Allah tumharay naseeb achay karay.”
“Ohhh I’m so happy for you! *Insert jhappi* Allah tumhain bohat acha miya de.”
“Haye that’s so wonderful! May Allah give you more success in this life and Hereafter. And may you have a great husband/ married life.”
“I am so happy about your success! Also I was just saying to your uncle that may you get a spouse like —. Then your uncle said, why not a spouse even better than —. I said yes, may so be!”
OH, MY, ALLAH!!! I am looking for presents not husband atm!!
* in a desi aka (blunt stereotype but) obsessed-with-shadi society
** about ANYTHING ELSE LITERALLY
*** not saying these are the only kind of responses cuz there’s an AMAZING variety but you get the point