From 1990 to 1995 we were at Ottawa Citadel…a lovely congregation of about 150, with good music, skilled leadership and a great many teens and pre-teens! We had a wonderful stay.
One of the things that seemed apparent to us when we arrived was the rather odd configuration of having the parking lot on one side of the building, and the front entrance on the other. Everyone came in the rear door – far from the offices and that main entrance but near to the parking lot.
Canadian Tire had this one figured out long before the church… I digress.
We were blessed to sort out a few things and changing this was one of the structural pieces that I was thrilled to change. We moved the main entrance near the parking lot yet visible from the street and gave people a much better first impression! Plus the community witnessed The Church (the people) gathering! A big plus for being a light unto the nations.
The rear entrance had brought you into a narrow hallway and the first door you saw was “boiler room”.
Where am I going with this…well, yesterday I went to a new branch of the CIBC. I went to park and wondered…where is the front door?
It was then I realized they have put the front door at the front…good place you say….but the parking is at the side and back.
|Can you see the front door?|
I wonder if it has crossed their minds that this might not be the best service to the customer? Or was the standard design – the cheapest design – the way we’ve always done things? Here’s the photo to illustrate my point!