No ‘bloody’ messes
That is not a mistake, a blood-soaked bandage is something you have to be serious about (“Banker finds bloodied bandage in meal, sues hotel for Dh50m”, Gulf News, August 3). I’m a nurse and I know what I am talking about. If it was a cockroach or lizard, the consequences would be much lesser. A blood-soaked bandage on my plate would be unacceptable.
From Ms Agustin Francisco
Ras Al Khaimah
Not worth Dh50m
I got a blood-soaked bandage in my meal once, too, but I think you can settle the matter with the management discretely. Yes, you might feel dissatisfied with what they offer, but Dh50 million is too much. Too much drama!
From Ms Ayuni Dewi
Siding with the customer
I think he did try to resolve it amicably from what the article says, but to no avail. Not sticking up for the banker and thinking his claim is unjustified is incorrect. If I was hosting a private dinner with high profile clients, the last thing I would want to see in my meal is a blood-soaked bandage.
From Mr Sohail Anjum Mohammad
Overrated compensation demands
What else can you possibly expect from them? They cannot go back in time and take out the bandage from the meal. After reading the report, it is clear that he never mentioned what he wanted compensation. The hotel staff offered him whatever was feasible for them and did not turn him away. I think his demands are a bit overrated.
From Mr Raheel Y.
A justified lawsuit
Restaurants should train their staff and management to address such situations, should they happen at all. It should never happen in the first place since there are many possible risks and consequences. The lawsuit is right in my opinion, despite Dh50 million being a very high number. It is like a warning to others.
From Ms Izabella Salloum
People don’t understand that it is quite hot in Dubai and humans tend to sweat (“8 ways to smell great all day”, Gulf News, August 2). I agree it’s uncomfortable at times, but it is not right to judge or discriminate people based on their appearances. Bad odour also comes from bad hygiene and food habits. People should take care of themselves.
From Mr Jaison Pereira
How to smell fresh
People should not repeat clothes after they shower, especially if they sweat. If you change clothes without a shower, it is useless. It is important to use deodorant directly on your underarms and body since it will help eliminate sweat or kill bacteria that live on moist skin!
From Ms Klarese Sison
Stop massage service cards
This is a real threat to our value system (“Duo handing out massage service cards assault policeman”, Gulf News, August 3). It really makes one think hard about raising children in an environment like this. I wouldn’t want my children to see such cards.
From Mr Yaseen Ali
Importance of catching culprits
These culprits need to be dealt with. They are spoiling the city. It is easy to catch them since they operate pretty openly. I request the authorities to please do something!
From Mr Usman Humayun
Reading more into humanity
People see a coloured view of the world around them, it is palpable and vibrant and that is what makes it very hard to conceive it in black and white. But, that is what artists do; they take the labyrinth of life and the unfathomability of human emotion and try their best to compress it into a limited dimensional layer that can perhaps be better preserved than our mortal memory. It is this plethora of creative expressions that forms the basis of the notions of humanity, which we see prevalent around us. I remember reading ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald almost two years ago and the first thing that struck me about the book was its raw portrayal of human nature in the US during the 1920s. ‘Life of Pi’ by Yann Martel highlighted bravery in cowardice and vice versa. ‘Humans of New York’ by Brandon Stanton, showed me the multi-dimensional world of people living across the globe through pages bought from a well-loved book shop.
My perception of humanity has evolved and is still evolving through the books that I read, movies that I watch and art that I admire. I find it a privilege to be able to discover a part of myself in the expressions of artists around me. These are the roads that pave my notions of humanity.
From Ms Paakhi Bhatnagar
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