(Ps: This conversation actually took place in Urdu)
Trainee, who is a (male) community mobilizer, district Zhob: Miss, have you studied in Islamabad?
Me: Err, well I did my undergrad in Lahore, and my masters from the US.
T: And have you been working with this organization long?
Me: Two years before I left for my MA and now again.
T: You’ve done a lot at such young age! How old are you?
Me: :) How old do I look?
T: You look like a girl! Much too young to be our trainer.
Me: I’m not a girl! :p I’m 26.
T: Oh. You look younger. Are you engaged?
Me: (Ouch) No I’m not.
T: Are you planning to be?
Me: I suppose so, let’s see what kismet brings me.
T: So, *suggestive pause* are you looking for someone in Quetta, or in Islamabad?
Me: Islamabad. (full-stop).