Toward the end I was bored, angry also from the information presented. I could not believe the BS and the spin the WTS would spew out and everyone would say what a good meeting we had today. What were they listening to??? When I was the sound servant, there was always "prep work" to be done, load next song on CD, untangle mic cords, organize and talk to mic handlers, 1 would first half of WT study, another would do second half, giving you 4 people to talk with, change one from 1st half to second, it could go on through the whole meeting and keep it interesting because you wouldn't hear anything form the platform. When I was the literature servant I would do the monthly count of literature during meetings, again no time to listen.
We had 2 congs meeting in one hall, so I hated when we had the late meetings, you would miss all NFL games for the entire season, except for Monday nights. On those afternoons I would get a headache and go out & sit in the car, of course listening to the Steeler games. On Sundays with the really good games scheduled, would make an excuse to HAVE to leave after the Public talk. Even at assemblies, people thought I was working because I was never in my seat, but I was in the car listening to Penn State on saturdays, and Steelers on sundays.
If I was sitting through the watchtower study, about paragraph 8 I would start writing places to go to eat in the margins or on top or bottom of magazine for after the meeting, and hand it to my then wife. She would write another place, and on it would go through the rest of the meeting.By the end of the meeting, we had no idea what the meeting was about, but we knew where we were going for lunch. Amen and out the door!