Not far from The Faith Cafe, there’s a big-box home-improvement store. I had occasion to go there, and noticed the smiling greeter at the entrance.
He had a name-tag sticker on his apron that read, “Frank: Front End.”
I was both puzzled and amused.
Did the store managers figure that customers needed guidance determining which was the front end of Frank?
If I peered around to see Frank’s backside, would I see another sticker that read, “Frank: Rear End”?
Or maybe Frank needed a sticker on his apron to tell him which way to put it on, so he wouldn’t wear it back-to-front?
I giggled my way through the store until I finally realized that perhaps the sticker meant that Frank was responsible for covering the front end of the store. I felt a little sheepish at my mistake, but reasoned that the sticker could have been a little less confusing.
At another similar store I visited, the greeter had a name tag that read: “I’m George. I’m here to help.” That was much clearer. No mistaking what the employee was there for.
Then I thought, isn’t that what we believers are here on earth to do, too?Read more