"We have problem in India . We can't marry the one whom we love.
You know my parents are forcing me to get married to this so called homely and domesticated girl from a village whom I haven't even met once.
We call this an arranged marriage.
I don't want to marry a woman who I don't love.
I told my parents that openly and now have a hell of a lot of family problems."
The American said:
"Talking about love marriages, in America we can marry the one we love.
Let me tell you my story.
I married a widow whom I deeply loved and dated her for three years.
After a couple of years, my father fell in love with my step-daughter and married her,
so my father became my son-in-law and I became my father's father-in-law.
Legally now my daughter is my mother and my wife is my grandmother.
More problems occurred when I had a son. My son is my father's brother and so he is my uncle.
The situation turned worse when my father had a son. Now my father's son, my brother, is my grandson.
Ultimately, I have become my own grandfather and I am my own grandson.
And you say you have family problems?"
The Indian fainted.