In my last post I was talking about irrational fears, and I got to wondering about something - my fear of reception areas specifically. Do the people who decorate offices deliberately make the reception areas more intimidating? Is it a way to make sure that people stop there & don't go any further without permission? I really do think they must, because I know there's a lot of homey, welcoming office furniture out there & it never seems to get used in those places. If that's really the case, it just doesn't make sense to me, I want people to enjoy my place of business. I want them to come back, you know?