We had lunch in the pantry the other day. I “tah pau” (take-away) some stuff from a nearby store and we had a good time bitching about the company and bosses… what’s new. Anyway, there’s this colleague of mine who always pack lunch from her home. After our lunch cum bitching session, I went over to the sink to clean my cutleries and before me was this colleague who brings her lunch to work. I noticed that she doesn’t wash her container with the detergent made available to us.
“Why don’t you use that?”
“Ewwww… It’s so dirty. Dunno how many people used that before”
She was referring to the sponge. To my colleague, many people have used that sponge to clean their mugs, plates, containers, cutleries and thus, she thinks it’s dirty to use the same sponge to clean her container.
Do you find that……… relevant?
Let me also ask you something else… let’s say you have a spoon (we all have spoons right?) and there is this particular spoon which happened to fall into a pile of shit. Don’t ask how or why, it just fell. And it’s not just any shit… it’s a fresh pile of droppings and the texture is so tender that the spoon sunk into it as soon as it dropped in.
Then, someone then managed to pick up the spoon from this fresh pile of shit. The spoon is then sent for cleaning. The person probably soaked it in anti-septic for 1 week and then wash it over and over and over again with the best washing detergent around. Technically speaking, the spoon is clean. So clean that you might not even find a single germ on it if you put it under a microscope.
The question is…
Will you use the spoon to eat again? Why not? Something to think over the weekend perhaps…
P/S: Guess I shouldn’t stop blogging since someone wrote me this open letter. Thanks Hizecool.