Ramesh and Anju were sightseeing along Chinatown. They had never been there, so
they thought it would be an experience just walking down its streets. It had
been four hours since their break fast and Ramesh was hungry. he saw a simple
corner coffee shop at the end of the street. He quickly pulled Anju along to
have their lunch there. Anju was famished
too, so she followed Ramesh to the coffee shop.
When they got there, something
about the place made Anju change her mind about eating there. The stalls were in
a filthy state. The floors were dirty and there was a
foul odour about the place. Even though Anju was hungry, she would
rather eat at a cleaner place. She told Ramesh that it was not a wise idea to
eat there but Ramesh was too hungry to listen to her. He ordered a plate of
vegetarian noodles and sat down to what he thought was a hearty meal. Anju
looked on worriedly.
That night, Ramesh felt as if his stomach was turned inside out. He could not
stop vomiting. Anju knew it was bound to happen, so she took Ramesh to their
family doctor. Ramesh was wiser after the incident. He knew then how important
it is to eat at hygienic places.