Remember when a Bible study was really a Bible study where you went to someone's home, sat down at the table with Bible in hand along with a study aide and for an hour or more actually helped someone understand the Bible.
This is how 'laughable' JW Bible studies have become: Notice what the July 2004 KM states what constitutes a study in JW world today:
"When to Report a Bible Study: If you regularly and systematically have Bible discussions, though brief, using the Bible along with one of the recommended publications, you are conducting a Bible study. This is true even if the study takes place on the doorstep or over the telephone. The study may be reported when it has been conducted two times after the study arrangement is demonstrated and if there is reason to believe that the study will continue."
The C.O. at a recent circuit assembly told his audience that the 'though brief'
could be as little as 5 minutes on the front door step! So each time a JW makes a return visit on someone on a regular basis and extends his visits out to five minutes then it can go down as a Bible study.
So when WT reports in the annual Year Books that a 'Gazillion' Bible Studies are being conducted worldwide; just be reminded that they are nothing but abrupt discussions about nothing at the front doorstep of a householder!:)