I am just sitting here at work, and this memory popped into my head. It makes me laugh now... but when it happened, I was puzzled.
It occurred waaaay back when I was a good lil' JW. There was one of those 'circuit' assemblies that they held locally, and I volunteered to work in the sound department. That assembly, someone had access to old telephone equipment, and so we ran our own private telephone exchange - complete with switchboard - that was manned... errr... womaned by volunteer sisters. I helped out by running wire and setting up new phones, when required.
There were these three gals - from Georgetown, TX - complete with the 'southern' accent (or is it an Austin accent?). Anyway, I was kinda sweet on one of the gals (Rhonda), and we pal-ed around during some of the assembly. Since we all four 'worked' during the assembly, we went to the next assembly - which was a week later - to just 'listen' to the talks. (heh heh heh)
I was a young one (about 21 or 22 years old at the time)... and a bit naive - I'll admit it.
Anyway... one memory that stuck out was one morning, I went to their motel that all three of these gals were staying in locally. I knew their room number, and with jitters in my stomach, I went up and knocked on their door. They were expecting me - sorta - as we had arranged the day before - that I would go on up - and escort them to the morning session. (Remember - this was pre-cell phones.)
Sooooo... when they opened the door - they were still not ready to go - and were putting on their makeup - and putting things in order - so they could leave. It took all of 5 minutes or so - and we were off for the days' events.
While there - I was a bit nervous - as I had never gone to meet anyone at their motel room before... and was just concerned that I didn't trip over my own shoelaces - as I wanted to appear 'cool'.
They finally got finished, and we went on to sit for the 3 or 4 (or 5 or 6) hours & listening to boring lectures (I still have a page from her notes - where she was writing shorthand notes - and I kept interrupting her thought... and she wrote 'SHUTUP' - anyway... it was funny at the time).
Later, when I related my story about visiting these gals in their motel room - to a good friend (female) who I considered an older sister (family - not JW-way), she just about went ballistic!
I was afraid that I had committed some sort of breach of JW-protocol doing this - and so was trying to reassure this gal that I wasn't even thinking of doing anything wrong.
Her concern wasn't me... she was concerned about MY safety with these three gals - as they could have attacked me - I suppose. I was puzzled at this. I suppose she had my best interests in mind, but gee whilikers!
Thinking back on it now... I could only WISH that they would have considered me someone worthy enough to jump my bones... hahahahahaha!!!
Just one of those things, I suppose... we all have one or more memories that we can laugh at - now that we are far removed from that wacky religion.