The JW's must not trust their members or at least don't have too much faith in them when it comes to being alone around member of the opposite sex. I can remember one time in particular from when I was a teenager that still makes me laugh today.
When I was younger I used to go out in service on a regular basis during the week when I had summer break. One time when I met for service there were only two other people that showed up. The Brother who conducted the group and this older, widowed, pioneer sister. The brother who was conducting only showed up to conduct but didn't actually go out in service. So of course I got stuck going out with this old lady alone. She was well known for being a hardliner (not taking coffee breaks, going out in dangerously bad weather, getting into religious arguments with householders, etc). Anyway, we walked out of the hall and headed over to my car. I opened the rear driver side door and threw my bag in and got in up on the drivers side front. She opened the rear passenger door, got in, sat down, and closed the door. From the front I turned around and said "Oh, you can sit up front if you like". She declined because she felt it wouldn't be proper for a single brother and sister to sit alone (what would the people in the community think). I thought to myself, "she can't be serious" (since she was in her late 60's early 70's) and I was only 16 or 17. Anyway we went out for entire morning with her sitting in back and me driving her around (Just the two of us). I look back and that still makes me laugh
Anyone else have any funny similar stories to relate???