I definitely pressed the right buttons to put in 1x30p SUBTOTAL CASH. It was the till that decided to charge the customer £48. I mean, anyone reading my wiblog will appreciate that I am an organised and efficie…er… Oh, OK, point taken. But I still swear I didn’t hit the wrong key!
This weekend is the County Show. It’s been very quiet today, actually…. nowhere near as many people as usual, and there didn’t seem as much to see, either. Mind you, wandering round on my own I didn’t have the oohs, and ahhs of the boys to distract my attention. I fobbed them off on the respite carer for the day while I work in the Churches Together Tent serving refreshments. It’s a job I really love and I spend all weekend there, alternating between the drinks counter (making teas and coffees) and the till.
This year we have a real till, usually I have a cashbox and mental arithmetic 😀 Pete says I was a liability with the till! Not sure quite what he meant. Did it have something to do with me giving up using it, and just opening the drawer and putting the money in? 😉 He surely can’t have been questioning the huge amount of money we apparently took? (I did the £48 trick a couple of times!)
I was a bit of a liability doing the drinks too, seeing as I stuck my finger in the urn and scalded it. It was my poorly finger too. If it was hurting before, it’s certainly hurting now! How on earth did I manage to scald the middle finger on my left hand and leave the others unscathed? (As I said afterwards, perhaps I should use a different finger to stir my coffee in future, or even a spoon)
Tomorrow I have been blackmailed into providing the music for the open air services. I hope my poorly finger is up to it. Apparently I am the only “musician” available to play. For that read “The only mug who can be persuaded to play”. I have a list of hymns to practise frantically tonight. Still, I was offered considerable payment – a kiss and cuddle from my friend’s gorgeous husband, the vicar. I wasn’t expecting payment in the middle of the tent, but it was rather nice 😉 Perhaps that’s why I overcharged him for his cup of coffee!
Tomorrow I am there again, with the boys this time. And on Monday they are going to borrow Tiddles to help with dismantling the marquee. He’s finished at school now for the summer, Smudgelet has three days to go, to his disgust! I’m taking him off a day early to start our three week “UK Tour” on Tuesday.
How on earth will I get this place sorted by then?