One day he was out driving between jobs, when he got a flat tire. He didn't have a spare on him so, sweaty, and grubby from hard work, he decided to walk over to the local church (a rather large one in the community,) and ask if he could use their phone. It was a weekday, but he could see there were some cars in the parking lot, so it looked promising. He walked up to the building and tested the door - it's unlocked, so he walked in. He walked towards what looked like the office, when some people sitting in a room nearby spotted him. A man stood up and rushed out to where my friend was, asking how he can "help". My friend explained his situation and asked if he could use the telephone. You're probably thinking the man told him "Sure thing," right? Actually, the man said "no," and he asked him to leave. My friend got the impression it was because of how he was dressed, or the fact that he was dirty. Who knows. But I think an opportunity was lost there. A chance for this church to break down some of the discomfort that keeps un-churched people away from churches. Instead they reinforced it.