Elders meeting prior to upcoming CO visit
Subject: Calling on those DF'd
Brother Where's The List: The PO who is supposed to coordinate this
Brother Keeps the Publisher Records: Usually the secretary (I knew of several of them who did not keep the cards of the DF'd in the box with the active publishers)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Brother New: doesn't have a clue who has been DF'd in this congregation (partly because the cards aren't in the box)
Brother Know-Them-All: and thinks it is a waste of time to call on the inactive JWs let alone the DF'd ones
Brother Why-Bother-with-Them-They're-Already Dead: See Brother Know-Them-All
Brother Too Busy: manages to get out of being on any JCs and this will be no different
PO: Well, brothers, it is that time again when we need to try and call on the DF'd ones before the CO comes so we can say that we tried at least. After I found where the cards were (looking at the secretary) I have drafted a list.
Brother Know-Them-All, I'd like you to go with Brother New to call on these 2 people. You were on their JC. You can fill Brother New in.
Brother Why Bother, can you take Brother Too Busy with you and call on these 2 people. You know their situation.
Then Brother Keeps the Records and I will call on the last 2 people.
(Now I know that realistically the elders may pick rather than be assigned)
As Brother Know-Them-All picks up Brother New, they DRIVE BY both homes and Brother KTA decides no one is home and checks off both names as attempted and suggests that they drop by the local pizza parlor to kill some time.
Brothers Why Bother and Too Busy do the same thing and go to the local pub to waste some time before going home.
Brother Where's the List and Keeps the Records actually do find one person home despite not having the right address of either person on their list.
Meeting with CO
CO: Brother Where's the List, how did things go with calling on those DF'd? (Last time through the CO didn't know there was anyone DF'd since the cards weren't in the box)
Brother WTL: You know how busy people are today. We were only able to find one person home and they aren't interested in coming back.