Oh yeah, I forgot that it was an insert in the KM. Sometimes I would turn up for the meeting not realising it was the WR, when I realised I thought great, no boring talks to listen through, then I was embarrassed as I had to borrow the WR sheet from someone (normally a 'thoughtful' elder) who happened to have a spare copy.
Did You Cheat at the Written Review?
My mom says they do an oral review now instead of written.
Ah, written review! My official elder's kid job in our tiny congregation was to put a clipboard (homemade by my woodworking uncle) on every chair before meeting. Then anyone who needed a copy of the 'test' would raise their hand, and I would scurry to get them one. Then pick up the boards afterwards. Now for a GIRL who never got to pass a microphone, doing SOMETHING was better than doing nothing, so I got a rush out of it. Boy, that sounds pathetic. My dad would also give me his watch to hold, and I would elbow him when time was 'up'.
Yes, I cheated. I'd go through it first and answer what I could, then peek at the surrounding folks' papers. My dad would hold his so I could see it clearly on purpose.
Have I mentioned lately that my dad was one of the 'good guys'? He still is, of course, but at least he is 'retired' from being an elder.
I never cheated, i didn't see the point. However looking over some old written reviews I find myself asking how on earth I knew that stuff!
Oh my gosh!!! I forgot about the written review. I guess I'm starting to heal =-)
That stupid written review...
There was never enough space to write the answers (which I never knew) and that paper they printed them on... blyechhh. It even smelled bad. If I had one in front of me now I'd RIP IT TO SHREDS.
This is a true story......
Written Review........raise my hand.....say the WRONG answer.
The conductor says.......IS THAT YOUR FINAL ANSWER?
The whole congo cracks up.
It was when Who Wants to Be A Millionare was so popular.
I did not cheat......but wish I had.
We used to scribble on the boards they gave out or re-read the previous graffiti. The little pictures of Elders complete with speech bubbles were priceless.
didn't have to, always got most of it right.........usually only two or three wrong.........
we were supposed to study for it??????
I could have slept through most meetings and still had it right and believe me I never was into the "teachings"
On the dishonesty thing: I had some Dub ladies visit today. I didn't realise they were Dubs at first when I saw them out the window; one had fashionable calf-length boots with heels on. I didn't think Dub chicks wore that sort of stuff. I mentioned that to her and both ladies commented that they were wearing boots and long skirts because of the cold. I briefly considered asking them why the WBTS won't let them wear slacks, but couldn't be bothered; I could just hear the BS responses like "We prefer skirts", "We choose to wear skirts" and "No-one tells us what we can and can't wear".