Unfiltered Story #120419

, , | Unfiltered | September 10, 2018

I used to work on point of sale systems: the computer-based cash register/credit card/order taking systems for restaurants and hotels. My company also supported some customers with older, clunky systems from before the manufacturer went to computer-based systems. But even those systems were a few steps more complicated than a basic cash register.

One such customer was the victim of a “smash and grab” robbery. A thief ran in making a lot of noise and acting violent to scare people away from the counter. He then grabbed the register off the counter and quickly ran out.

But this was a modular system. All peripherals were separate devices connected to the register by cables. This includes the CASH DRAWER, which by virtue of its heavy steel frame and grippy rubber feet remained planted on the counter as the cable snapped when the register was violently pulled away.

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