79. Ba : "Bapu's obstinate nature? Well, I know it too well."
One day, talking of Bapu's obstinate nature, Ba said, "Bapu's obstinate nature? Well, the less one talks about it, the better. He must have always his own way. Once, in Johannesburg, when he returned home and found me still working in the kitchen, because the dinner was not as yet quite ready, he asked why it was so. He further added that at the appointed time the fire in the oven should have been put out. However, not being satisfied with saying this, he straightaway poured water over the oven and I was constrained to stop cooking. Bapu cannot brook even a single moment's delay when any job has to be completed. Nor can he tolerate a speck of dirt or a stain anywhere. One has, therefore, to be always on the alert."