So, I work at a large chain retail store. Needless to say, working registers are essential to the proper and smooth functioning of said store. Well, today those registers stopped working. We couldn't sign in, could ring anyone through, couldn't even look up prices. We had to hand write everything out, hoping that either the price was on the item (which it isn't 9 times out of 10), or wait for someone to get done with the hand-held device that we can use to look things up on. Those were still working, thank God, or we might have had to close down the store!
I stayed an extra half hour to help out at the registers, and when I left the registers still weren't working. Here's hoping they start soon, or it's going to be a very long night for the people still there.