(((three parentheses means that person is thinking to self)))
Hajiagha and Roya are sitting on a couch
R: I’m thinking of signing up for some classes at the community college
H: Sounds good, what do you want to study?
(((Is this a good time to bring up having kids?)))
R: I don’t know yet. Maybe something in computer or medical or dental assistant or something
H: Computer and medical are two different fields
(((I’ll bring it up anyway)))
R: I know but have to do something if I want a better life
H: Well you can do it
H: So what do you think of having children?
H: You know having kids one day? Do you think about that?
R: Not really. With all the problems and everything, having a kid is not on my to-do-list now
H: Well you have to have children one day, right?
R: No I don’t have to
H: Can you at least have the baby before you start college?
R: I’m talking college you’re talking kids?
(((what the hell)))
H: But what about me?
R: What about you? We’re not even married
H: Yes about that …
R: Haji forget it
H: In Iran they didn’t loan me money for marriage like they promised …
R: Why do you want a kid? We can barely take care of ourselves. By the way, Canada doesn’t loan money for marriage either
H: I want a kid so he can ask for a tri-cycle or chocolate. Maybe he can play with Googoosh’s grandson who is in Canada, like her son Kambiz played secharkheh-bazi (rode tri-cycles) with Ghatebeh’s son
R: Who is Ghatebeh?
H: Ghatebeh digeh. What do you mean who is Ghatabeh?
R: See what I mean, you’re almost old enough to be a grand pa
H: Now that’s low! Taazeh its my chel-cheli time! (some say Iranian men in 40s are in their prime, singing 😉
R: Well chel-cheli or not my baby factory is closed
H: So what do we do?
R: I don’t know about you but I plan to go to school and get a better job
H: I wanted school but they want grade 12 education
R: Yeah that’s a shocker! College asking for high school education first!
H: But this is sucks to Canada. Everyone says Canada good but they don’t let foreigners go to college
R: First of all you are a Canadian citizen, besides they let foreigners go to college but you’re in a league of your own
H: Anyway, since college is not working out and my clock is ticking I need to have a kid
R: Haji, women have a biological clock, not you! You can chel-cheli until you get to your fes-fesis and then find someone to have a baby with
H: So you’re not going to have a baby?
R: I don’t know, don’t think so, it doesn’t look good for having babies
H: This is all Canada’s fault. If they gave free everything we could have babies
R: Ok go and complain to Canada then and leave me alone!