The Ass Hall is about 10 miles from here, and here is 3000 miles from my last congregation, so I figured what the hay, I'll step into the Twilight Zone, see what it's like after a few years away from it all. I was bored to a teary-eyed yawn within 10 minutes of sitting (next a NWT-guarded reserved seat, ahh, memories.).
I caught the last few minutes of the WT study and then came "Giving Attention to the Needs of the Circuit". The CO started out with some praise for the circuit, so I was thinking the big hammer was going to drop any time, but... book study attendance is 81%...internet is bad...people online are out to deceive single JWs...pornography is not harmless....blah, blah, blah. Same crap, different year. This is one experiment I'll not be tempted to repeat. It was literally a life-draining experience.