It has been a long week of parading. Time to get back to work. If you are like me, it is not a jump out of bed and hit the ground running sort of morning. It’s more like a where’s my coffee and drag my feet to the coffee machine sort of day.
As I started to make my coffee, I took a look out the window only to see some large video cameras staring back at me. At first I was confused, then I saw the commentator and the WGNO truck in the parking lot.
I just moved to my place in June and live next to a church. At first I thought it was a funeral of someone well known. Then I saw an endless parade of cars driving around a table in the middle of the parking lot.
Finally it was the ashes on someone’s forehead that gave me the epiphany. Yes it’s Ash Wednesday. This scene is so NOLA. We have drive through daiquiris, why not drive through ashes.
It made me smile. Convenience is the name of the game, even for ashes. I get it. We are all so busy it seems like there aren’t enough hours in the day, ever.
I was thinking about how enterprising it was for the church to find a way to better service its customers by providing greater convenience.
It was business 101. As Peter Drucker, one of the most famous business thinkers has said, “the purpose of business is to create a customer and the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product of service fits them.”
Today, most business people need more convenience and solutions that make their job easier. At Restech, that’s what we strive to do every day and drive through ashes was a great reminder.
It’s time to go into the office and put more of that into action.
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