I have just poured my third glass of wine*. I know that I’ve already drunk a comfortable amount, given that I’m quite tired.
I am going to drink the third glass. Fortunately, such an amount will make me splendidly relaxed, but will not have any morning-after effects.
Today went fine, except that I monumentally cocked up the till at the end of the day. I had to correct an error (a really silly one; I’d put in £1.09 and 85p without pressing the ‘enter’ button between, so a poor chap looked as if he had to pay a total of £114-something) and do a ‘pay-out’ of Eileen’s wages. I thought I knew what to do, but I was wrong and everything just kept adding on…Al will take it in his stride, just uttering a shrugging ‘Bof’ or ‘Pfft’ as he perambulates.
I have also had my hair cut. The Sage minded** the shop while I was gone. He does not trust the till at all, so had all his takings written down for me to put in to the till. Have I ever mentioned that he is older than me***, and even more set in his ways?****
Jason from one of the wholesalers rang this morning. I was quite excited, for he had Special Offers to proffer. I said ‘Yes!’, for that is the kind of girl I am. I really hope there are a lot of people around in Yagnub tomorrow, as I have bought all sorts of things. I’ve not taken a chance on everything though: most of them are extremely good value and I will reduce prices and still make a Fat Profit. I am mindful that, this week, I need to pay for Al’s holiday.
There were quite a lot of lovely ripe plum tomatoes that were going a bit at the stalk end – good but unsaleable. I cooked red onions, red pepper, red chilli, red tomatoes and (green) parsley and served it with lamb chops, baked potatoes and purple sprouting broccoli. And, as I might have mentioned before, red wine.
Finished the wine, time to get to work*****
*I don’t mention the size of the glass
**that looks wrong but isn’t – ‘mound’ is another word entirely
***Whole lots, for he is a Pensioner
****I am not set in my ways at all, and he hardly is, except that he will not go on holiday so I have to go alone
*****Looking up stuff on Bonhams (the auctioneers) website, Lot 12. This counts as work in our business