As you all know the Plough is not just a business or a team it is a family and I am very proud of that. In these strange times the whole Plough family pull together and get on with what we need to do.
I often write about the people that make the Plough but I was reminded last night that it is not just us that keep the old lady alive. Our very own Plough ghost is here doing his bit and he has clearly been studying.
During the course of the day yesterday two people thought that they saw somebody in the lobby behind the bar when I was the only person working. This happens a lot and is normally the result of lights moving past the window in the back bar or perhaps our ethereal colleague was on manoeuvres.
I was serving a drink at around ten to eleven last night when the till drawer opened in front of me. I closed the drawer, served my drinks and called time as usual then had a look at the transaction log. I should say that it is not uncommon for a wet till screen to ring up multiples of single products on its own, it isn’t common but it does happen.
The obvious thing with multiples of one item is that this is caused by one ‘soft’ button on the touch screen being triggered. The transaction last night was for two pints of cider, again could be a wet key, but then £10 was tendered (causing the till drawer to open). I checked my transactions either side and they were correct so it was not an error on my part.
Based on the assumption that our ghostly colleague had not taken to bringing friends in for a crafty pint I refunded the transaction before cashing up and the till balance was spot on.
So the next time some elderly friend is explaining that they are ‘too old’ to learn some new technology you may want to tell them that there is a ghost in the Plough who has learnt to work and EPOS till!
In other news it would appear that the machine that the optician uses to check your eyes can see further than we ever thought. My optician informed me that I had debris in my tears and I was taken aback.
I knew that the machine could see the back of your eye but apparently it can see into the infinite dark space that used to house my soul. I did have to point out that if there was something in my tears it was probably cobwebs!