Having a light morning snack or mid-day meal will never be the same again when I go into school to help Sandra the Resources Lady with a rush job of photocopying as I now belong to the cashless catering society.
I was a little nervous as I approached the table to be biometrically registered, there were computers and instruments of a technical nature everywhere, all laid out flashing and beeping ….
…… but it was quick, quite painless and no blood was involved, all they needed were my fingerprints. I asked and was assured that my details would not be sold or be used for nefarious purposes on the internet.
To make sure, I insisted on looking at the screen and seeing what mysteries my fingerprints had given up.
Anyway, what all this simply means is that once I have put some money into my account, when I go to the cafeteria for a bite to eat, all I have to do is press a button with my finger of choice, I should then be instantly recognised, my account debited and hopefully my hunger satisfied.
So while I was in the vicinity and the kitchen was open I decided to check out the new menu to make sure all this technology was worth it. They appeared to have sufficient peas for my needs ….
….. and I was impressed that there was a good choice of coffees, cafe latte being my favourite.
….. and cookies galore……
…… plus a freezer full of Rockets and Cornettos for when I get hot and sticky….
So all in all it seems an OK sort of set up, however I am a bit concerned that my muffin consumption may cause the machines to beep wildly if I overly indulge!