Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Drive thru banking and churching

Drive thru banking
 
Not only has extremely high traffic levels and lack of parking caused a helicoptor boom in the city, it has also produced some interesting product innovation such as drive-through banking (so you don´t have to park to get out and use a cash point). Bradesco  has 10 such facilities in and around São Paulo - it's certainly not going to help the city smog levels but it's an interesting way to avoid the horrors of parking in São Paulo. I'm told it's been around for years in the US but never seen one in Europe before...

And if that seems kind of boring how about drive-through churches? Yes, churches! This is a very spritiual country and apparently at peak prayer times there's a lot of congestion around templo da Vila Mariana (southern São Paulo) so they launched a drive-thru service! And for those of you who speak Portuguese this is what the local pastor from Igreja Universal (IURD) has to say:


                        "O propósito do pastor Osvaldo Volpini, o responsável pelo lugar, 
                        é atrair quem esteja parado no trânsito e necessite de um apoio 
                        espiritual de emergência."

                        "Tão rápido quanto uma loja de fast food, um pastor do drive-thru 
                        entrega ao motorista um folheto com os horários dos cultos, 
                        faz uma oração e um pedido de oferta à igreja. Coisa de cinco minutos."

I like his business-focused mind. Maybe I'll hire him...

Drive thru Church

It's not just Pastor Volpini these guys from IURD are every advanced - they've got a hallelujah iphone app and an integrated shopping channel on their website. I'm definitely going to see if some of them want to switch businesses...

3 comments:

Vic said...

Can I have a bag of wafers and holy water to go?

IsaacRiquelme said...

This is focus in the XXI century. Sometimes i miss this kind of thing in europe! When they are going to put this stuff into a metro train?

Pierre Larose said...

Metropraying could be the next big thing..

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