Robbie the Robot arrives

Our local councillor, Liz Harsant does a great job for the Ward (or area for our overseas visitors). She has a Facebook page where you can keep up with council activities:

Liz Harsant Councillor for Holywells Ward

Today, she posted an item about my favourite Pharmacy – Aqua on Duke Street. Liz attended the launch of “Robbie the Robot” AKA a self service machine for dispensing prescriptions.

It is said that you know that you are over the hill when you are on first name terms with your pharmacist – well Michelle, the owner, and I have been great friends ever since Valerie and I moved to the Waterfront over 6 years ago – and we found out that we were born about 1/2 a mile away from each other (in different time frames) down in Streatham, South London. We even went to the same primary and junior school – Eardley Road!

This means that I have been using the new machine on the rare occasions when my prescription collection hasn’t been supplied in a sack! Anyway, this is the new machine.

Touch the screen to get going. All you have to do is to enter the supplied PIN number and down it comes. BTW, it is NOT an ATM so don’t expect to get cash out as I have been led to believe has happened!

Author: longhaireddavid

Having spent 20 years as a currency trader in the City of London, I moved into designing trading room software until 2001 when I retired and moved to Ipswich for a new career. I opened a hobby shop which I ran with my wife, Valerie, until 2012, when I retired. I now live on the Ipswich waterfront and spend my time programming, building model kits and creating my Marklin 3 rail model railway.

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