I got an email from a friend today describing some strange happenings at the meeting:
My wife was in the back room with the kids today and there was this guy who my wife later described as a little "scary looking" for some reason and was carrying an empty "bowling bag" (whatever that is. I'll have to ask her again). Anyway, this guy starts grabbing old literature from the library and putting it in his bag. My wife didn't notice but someone else did. He seemed pretty picky about what he was getting. My wife later noticed that one of the things missing was a 1973 Watchtower bound volume. Additionally, he grabbed a bunch of other WT books and filled up his bag. My wife said he hung around for a while, pretended like he was looking for someone in the front of the KH then started putting a few books back. Eventually he walked out of the back room and a brother approached him saying, "these books are not to be removed from our library". The man, an African American, replied "OK" and just walked out the door! The brother, an elder of the Spanish congregation, went after him and returned without having seen where the man went.
I was really surprised when my wife told me about this. I was wondering out loud why in the world this guy would have stolen old books? After discussing this a bit, my wife offered a hypothesis, among others. She mentioned that some people sometimes put the literature on the internet, and they go and twist around what it says. And this is why the CD, for example, is only for people that are JWs. I was like, "......huh." resisting the temptation to comment any further than that. I kept mentioning that the guy sure had a lot of nerve, just stealing books and walking out like that. She mentioned that if it was during the English congregation meeting he probably would have been met with more resistance and the police would have been called. But because the Spanish brothers are more hesitant to call the police because of their limited english, maybe that's why this guy did it at that time."
So, 'fess up apostates..... Who's got the literature????