Is that the modus operandi now? To covertly witness? How can you make Jehovah's sovreign name known when you're afraid to identify yourself as one of his witnesses?
Yep, I think it is. I've had that experience with the last three or four JWs that have come to the door. They won't identify themselves on the first call unless you force them to do so. I think they're trying to adapt to their reputation as religious nuts by hooking people first, then identifying themselves. Also, it might have to do with the move to make JWs going door-to-door "independent" in the eyes of the law, rather than "reprensenting" either the WTBS or the local congregation. It's a sort of insulation against lawsuits/liability. Any legal minds care to elaborate?