The computer that runs the till had had severe problems last night, which meant it crashed and we were not sure whether our somewhat byzantine system had completed all the end of day procedures.
Not only that, but our folk couldn't even look at the system remotely because the pc had crashed and refused to reboot. (I ought to explain that the system runs under Windows XP and is organised centrally from Switzerland)
So the first thing I did when I arrived at the bookshop was to get the PC to boot, then we had to run through the transactions from yesterday, paying particular attention to the credit card transactions, to ensure the system was working.
Oh, and sell a study Bible to a client and advise on the availability of red-letter Bibles. Thankfully my colleague on the end of the phone knew that the Thomson bible is red-letter.
Oh, and advise someone on the perfect book for a nominal catholic who is struggling to reconstruct their marriage after being cheated on. I advised Keller "Le Dieu Prodigue".
Now it's quiet again, the system is working, it's almost 12 o'clock and all is well!