Male student: Carrie, how come I always see you eating in the cafeteria lately? Didn’t you tell me you had a kitchen in your dorm and you were gonna start to…
Female student: Uh-huh ... and I was gonna start cooking my own meals there.
Male student: So you changed your mind?
Female student: It's not that. The kitchen's just always a mess. It's filthy—dirty dishes everywhere, the trash is overflowing. Nobody ever cleans up so it's gotten really disgusting.
Male student: We had that problem in my dorm last year. We ended up making a schedule. Maybe you should try something like that.
Female student: What do you mean a schedule?
Male student: Well, people had to sign up to use the kitchen. Then whoever used it that day was responsible for cleaning it up.
Female student: So you mean if the kitchen's a mess on Tuesday, you just check and see who used it on Monday? Track 'em down and make 'em clean up the mess?
Male student: Uh-huh. It kinda works ... as long as people sign up like they're supposed to.
Female student: Well, I was wondering if we could just pay to have someone clean the place, maybe once a week or something. If everybody chipped in a few dollars, we could hire someone to clean the whole kitchen area.
Male student: Wow. That'd be great if you could find someone. You mean like a student or something?
Female student: Yeah. As long as it's not too expensive.
Male student: You should check out the bulletin board in the student center. I've seen notes from students looking for different jobs—even cleaning jobs.
Female student: Good idea. And I’ll see what the other people in my dorm wanna do.
Male student: Well, good luck! I hope it works out.
Briefly summarize the problem the speakers are discussing. Then state which of the two solutions from the conversation you would recommend. Explain the reasons for your recommendation.
The man planned to cook by himself with the kitchen in his dorm. However, his kitchen is always in a mess since nobody is willing to clean up. The women suggests him to make a schedule, which means people have to sign up to use the kitchen and be responsible for cleaning up after they use it. And the man is wondering whether or not to hire someone to clean up the kitchen for them as long as it is not too expensive. If I were him, I would choose the first option. You know, hiring someone might cause problem if someone is not willing to pay by saying that they don’t use the kitchen a lot. Also, it is quite reasonable to let the one who mess up the kitchen to clean up it. It's their due responsibility.