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All the ways to C/love/r

Editorial Team

3 min read
Roses laying on open poetry book


Have you ever wondered why the best songs and poems always seem to be for two people in love, or longing for each other? There’s plenty of affection to go round not just for the people but other aspects of life, like food, pets, travel, books, sports, hobbies… and maybe even some of the companies you do business with. So, with Valentine’s Day coming up, we’re feeling a bit poetic. We’re no Lord Byron but we can sure give it a go.

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How do I love my Clover? Let me count the ways.

O Clover Online Ordering
I am not lost, no, Google still sees me
My new online ordering page blossoming
All our kitchen staff who long to be
Busy filling orders, and shall soon be!
Scan a QR code printed at noon
A few minutes past, your meal is piping hot
All already paid, all contactless
Delivery? Pickup? You decide
We’ll be right here curbside.

* * *

Just a customer? No, my dearest and most favorite fan!
I texted you the promo first, then emailed: afterwards you came in
In person, masked, six respectful feet
Warm thanks to our staff you had come to know
So many coffees, so many morning buns
Your review outsang the loftiest praise we could have dreamed
Who owes the other most? We could not do it without you
Nor you, perhaps, without our coffee true.

* * *

Heads held high
My staff walk in poise, like the morning dew
Shifts and schedules clearer than the break of dawn
Smiles, hellos and how are you’s
With Gusto, payroll headaches all but gone
Tips are pooled, high-fives too
What a pleasure ‘tis to throw open all our doors!

* * *

A contactless payment horizon awakens
Before, you paid
With cash or maybe
one of those things we call credit cards
There was little choice for anyone

But now anything is possible
Chip cards, cash, and contactless
Card is present? Or perhaps not!
Any time of day, it’s the way you want to pay

* * *

Make the waiting stop
Rapid Deposit makes the waiting stop
Sale revenues transfer right into our bank account
Our people, our vendors, our bills get paid
On time, without pain
Just a single percent fee, you say?
I’m onboard, all the way!

* * *

O data, will you tell thy secrets to me?
Roses are red, violets are blue, but Reports give you all insights new.
See your busiest times, your best-selling items,
your trends for the month, and the most granular details
Whether ‘tis a refund, a discount, or a regular sale,
Reports shall the full picture of your business unveil.

* * *

How elegant and customizable thou art!
Shall I compare my Clover to any other POS?
It is more lovely on my countertop and more fitting to my taste
‘Though rough times from time to time challenge my business may,
And year-end accounting hath all too short a date,
Any changes I need, I configure right away
With my Clover by my side, revenue shall ne’er dissipate.

* * *

From the Clover patch I shall pick my own
O my Clover is like a red, red rose
That’s newly sprung this year
O my Clover is like the full-service point of sale
That’s sweetly customized, with good cheer
But must I wait to have my own? Must I work with parties third?
Nay, I do beseech thee, I shall buy direct
Self-service is neither difficult nor absurd

Here’s the fun part. See if you can match our poems with their original sources of inspiration:

“A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns
“Before You Came” by Faiz Ahmed Faiz
“For Keeps” by Joy Harjo
“How Do I Love Thee?” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“I Am Not Yours” by Sara Teasdale
“I Loved You First: But Afterwards Your Love” by Christina Rossetti
“Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? (Sonnet 18)” by William Shakespeare
“She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron
“The Faerie Queene” by Sir Edmund Spenser

Feeling good about your matches, or perhaps stumped by a few? Here’s the answer key!

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