The saga of cleaning the cinema.

Since Michael died earlier this year we’ve had real difficulty finding a decent cleaner to replace him at the cinema.

We’ve tried two different cleaning companies but they both turned out to be unreliable. You’d think that if the cleaner was ill or wasn’t able to work for some other reason that the company that we’d hired would find a replacement to do the job for that day as it is the company we have a contract with not the individual cleaner. But no.

So we gave up on them and tried to hire and employ some cleaners directly. We had no trouble in hiring a couple of people to do the job (let’s call them Bob and Margaret, not their real names) splitting the week between them , they both seemed reliable and keen and so we thought our troubles were over.

Until the ghost.

I got a text message yesterday morning informing me that Margaret wouldn’t be able to come in as she was ill. So I ended up having to come in early to give the place a quick once over before customers arrived for our free morning screening of The Assassination of Jesse James.

I come in today to discover that the real reason why Margaret didn’t come into work was that she was afraid of our ghost. But all is not lost as Bob upon learning about Margaret’s fears has decided to exorcise the ghost by burning incense and will accompany Margaret for her next shift to alleviate her fears.

I find that the place is spooky when no one else is around at night, it’s a creaky old building, but it shouldn’t be that bad during the morning because at least it is light outside.

By Matt Wharton

Matt Wharton is a dad, vlogger and IT Infrastructure Consultant. He was also in a former life a cinema manager.

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