POS failure

POS as in Point Of Sale. i was at a mexican restaurant last night and i made my order and the windows-based touch screen register crashed. the register application failed and they couldn’t figure out how to relaunch the app. they get double clicking the icon and nothing would happen. this went on for a few minutes and then they called the owner of the restaurant.

the owner informed them that they should just double click the icon, but still, no go.

finally, they decided to reboot the register and after a fairly lengthy reboot, the cash register was working again.

you know, cash registers are one of those things that you just don’t expect to fail and once they do you have no idea what in the world to do. while waiting for my change, i ate half of my dinner that i was originally planning to eat back at home. i enjoyed their tacos though, they were delicious!

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