At some point Shahab Sahib had an argument over shopping for a carpet from his spouse. Shehab wished to purchase a white carpet whereas Begum objected. He writes:
Chastity sat up and started to elucidate like a trainer. Ibn Ansha involves us, slaps us and sits on the ground. Malta on one facet and a pile of thugs on the opposite. Jamil-ud-Din Aali comes, lies down on the ground, smokes a cigarette and scatters his ashes on the carpet round him. Do not put it within the ashtray. The eminent mufti comes with an open pan in a single hand and a yolk within the different. Ashfaq Ahmed spreads newspaper on the carpet and begins tearing watermelon.
Ishar Rai will deliver mangoes and melons from Multan, Jasimuddin will deliver bananas and a dripping patty of juice from Dhaka. They beautify all these presents on the carpet with nice heat. A number of occasions a 12 months Syed Mumtaz Hussain b. On the age of sixty, M. O comes to arrange English and does his studying by sprinkling fountain pan on the carpet.
There is just one Raja Shafi. At any time when he brings corn bread and vegetable butter from the village, he doesn’t pour it on the carpet however places it within the kitchen. As a result of he’s neither a poet nor a author however a pal of our mates.
Chastity was completely true, so we made peace and acquired an identical coloured carpet.
(Excerpt from the e-book Qudratullah Shehab)