Another wonnerful, wonnerful night in the Magic Kingdom of Bingo. I spent all day gearing up and psyching myself out to be nice to the peasants and not throw the mini me infernal machine into the moat.
The King and his crew met upstairs around the round table for sustenance to improve our countenance. It seemed to have worked. We were all geared up to not care what happened.
As the peasants crowded in to get their winning tickets with the perfect numbers on them, we slam banged the cash and sent them to the dungeon to secure their lucky spot at the table, moving chairs around until they had their favorite to sit in. The peasants are serious about Bingo. I would be too if I spent that much money on it every week. They average $300 a month, some upwards of $500.
When we discovered the King was leaning towards getting a "square" to run all those debit cards, I jumped up in protest. This is a huge business, between lunch every day of the week and dinners twice a week for upwards of 100 people. We really need a professional system.
We put our heads together. The light bulb went off in my head. Why don't we find a business in town ... possibly a restaurant ... and see what they use. Who has a wireless system?
You may not have heard of them, but we have a company called Prime Time Car Wash. The guy literally went from washing cars for people in his back yard to a huge business with many locations. They use wireless point-of-sale. Why don't we talk to him?
So of course I was nominated to check out their system. I have all of 36 hours to gather info before presenting it to the Lodge Board. Otherwise, I'm going to be stuck with the square.
I also instituted the happy rain dance, required to be performed by every peasant with a plastic card. At least we have less canceled transactions that way and it kept our spirits up. You would be surprised how many peasants complied. Instead of mumbling and grumbling (and that's just from me) we had the whole line laughing right up to Bingo time.
With no exercise for two days now, my hip is back to acheville, so I'm off to hit the pavement. Wish me luck on the quest for a new debit card system.