Dialogue Writing Sanitation and hygiene, Sanitation and hygiene definition, Sanitation and hygiene difference
A dialogue between two friends about importance of sanitation and hygiene
Shafi: Hello, good evening.
Haris: Good evening, Shafi. How are you?
S: Very fine. Thank you and how are you?
H: No to bad. But I'm a little upset.
S: Why, what's worrying you?
H: I'm coming from the bakery. I was very annoyed with the salesman there. I wanted some mixture and the fellow put his hand into the jar and started talking it out with his bare hand.
S: The other day I had the same experience at another bakery. Then I had to give him a piece of my mind. I wonder why in the bakery and in such places food is not taken with a big spoon.
H: The problem is that they are used to doing things like that. They don't know that their hands are or could be dirty. Most customers don't complain and don't even know how unhygienic it is to use hands to take food.
S: People like us should tell them to use a spoon instead of their hands.
H: What about the health inspectors? Don't they se such things when they go to a bakery?
S: These health inspectors should also insist on the waiters using a pair of tongs to take at snack-bars or delicatessens.
H: One is filled with nausea at the sight of somebody serving you food with his hand. It is high time people were enlightened on such matters.
S: We have progressed in fashion and risen to affluence but not in matters of sanitation and hygiene.
H: Even in star hotels you wouldn't dare to go to the kitchen, would you? In ordinary hotels you well seek cooks and workers, all bare bodies with hair in the armpit and all over, wrapped below the waist with just a towel and sweat streaming down their faces and bodies.
S: That's the dress of some waiters in some of our hotels when they serve food. It is the health inspectors' responsibility to see that waiters are properly dressed.
H: Have you ever bought some tablets or capsules from a pharmacy? Invariably they are counted with bare hands. Don't they know that hands sweat? What they should they is to put them in a plastic plate or something like that and count with a plastic spoon or spatula.
S: I always tell them not to count with their hands. At first they look at me as if I am a man from the moon. But I don't Care and insist on their doing it. Naturally they start counting them with a spoon.
H: their is no harm in others understanding what is right and what is wrong. haven't you seen people wrapping bread and other snacks in old newspaper? Do they think these old papers are neat and clean?
S: Imagine how many people might have used them? They might have been left in all kinds of dirty places before they are used as wrappers.
H: It doesn't matter if they are used to wrap food items that are going to be cooked. Just because we take a both every morning and wear clean clothes, we are not hygiene. Are we?
S: In hotels I have seen even decently dressed people throwing bones and other things on the table are on the floor under the table. The place starts stinking in no time. Can't they be supplied with bone plates on every table and made to use them?
H: Spitting in public places in another health hazard. Some people chew betel leaves and spit all over and even from moving vehicles.
S: No amount of laws can stop all this. The best things to do is to start teaching children in primary schools how to be hygiene. We should develop in our little ones a high sense of hygiene and sanitation. Hygiene should become a habit with people.
H: I wonder when the educationalists and politicians in power will realize the importance of all these things. But they are more interested in other things. But they are more interested in other things. Writing letters to the editors of newspaper only invites counter arguments. That is my experience.
S: You can't blame the authorities. for not talking proper action against the culprits. People should help themselves. These norms can't be imposed on others, they should be imbibed.
H: That reminds me of something I have always had in my mind, Shafi, when somebody is seriously ill, we can an ambulance, don't we? What happens when someone dies? The same ambulance is used to carry the dead body. Is that fair?
S: You are right. People die of various diseases. Even if the ambulance is disinfected, the sick person shudders to think that only the previous day a dead person has been taken in the same stretcher. Why can't hearse be kept to carry the dead?
H: Though it will be expensive, it can't be avoided. It is something indispensable. The municipal authorities should find the money to provide a hearse to the public.
S: Let's hope it will be done in due course. Good night.
H: Good night.
H: Good night.