After reading all those threads and articles about how much money the WTBTS has squirreled away and invested and after volunteering to serve birthday cupcakes and punch at a homeless shelter run by the combined efforts of First Presbyterian Church and First Methodist in downtown Dallas, I have decided that I want my money back.
I want back every single cent that I ever contributed to that Jabba the Hut of an organization that just sits on its money and never uses a penny of it to benefit its members or the rest of humanity. I want back the $10,000 that my dad "loaned" the Society in the 1970's that they -- 10 years later -- strongly suggested he just give to them to save them the trouble of writing a check.
I want to be paid for the 13 years of regular pioneer service that I wasted on that organization. Let's see, at roughly 100 hours a month (that's what the requirement was back then), 1200 hours a year times 13 + 15,600. Hmmm, okay, I'll take minimum wage for it -- isn't that $6.50 an hour now? Well, that's $101,400. Plus the $10,000 I should have inherited from Dad, that's $111,400.
And I want it tax free. So THERE!!!!!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know it's not going to happen, but I feel better for having said it out loud.