Your Most Embarrassing JW Moment

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  • latinadivina713

    The biscuit story nearly killed me!

    This put me in mind of an embarassing field service story that happened to my dad.

    My dad and his friend "Jim" went out in service with Jim's kid "Bob" and Bob's friend "Joe". Joe and Bob were about 7 or 8 at the time. So, dad and Jim go up to this door and begin some presentation that lasts a few minutes and somehow takes a detour into homosexuality and the bible's (read JW's) stance on it. Well, the householder keeps staring over my dad's shoulder. So, my dad turns around to see what's so interesting.
    That's when he sees Joe and Bob embracing and kissing. Good job guys!
    My dad thought that was the funniest thing. He even retold that story when Joe and Bob were like 14 and I thought that was the funniest thing!

  • WildHorses

    One time I was wearng this long dress and after using the ladies room, proceded to walk into the main hall. The brothers and sisters were laughing and stairing at me and I didn't know why until one of the sisters came up to me and let me know that I had tucked the back of my dress into my hose.

    I didn't go back to the hall for two weeks I was so embarrassed.

    I don't want someone in my life I can live with. I want someone in my life I can't live without.
  • terafera

    Oh Lilac, that is the worst!

    That reminds me of one time at another assembly... a teenager walked in front of all of us to her seat on the main floor. (We were in a stadium with the seats all ascending higher and higher) Well she was going back to her seat and I could tell something was wrong with her dress. I could see her underwear through her pantyhose and wondered what was going on. As she made her way to her seat (right in front of the stage) she put her hand under her butt to smooth her dress before sitting down. Well she obviously felt nothing but pantyhose and was shocked. She put her hand in and pulled out the whole back of her dress. She looked so mortified.. her head was bent down for the rest of the assembly. I thought I was the only one who noticed until I looked around and saw literally hundreds of facing giggling and smirking. I thought they were all paying attention to the speaker.. I shoulda known!

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.


  • Kristen
    Hey Puffsrule, that's where I took the plunge. Remember how small that "pool" was? It was more like a tub! And there was no where for people to stand and watch. LOL. But that was kind of a cool assembly hall. As a kid I spent many a lunch break exploring it.

    OMG! 79th and Ashland was the best assembly hall ever! So much to explore during lunchtime. And great *during the session* volunteering opportunities! Not to mention the hot meals. Remember the loooong lines that snaked up through the hallways and up the stairs that you had to stand in for lunch!

    I also went to that drugstore down the street many times—we always used to get a bag of watermelon jolly ranchers to take back for the afternoon session. Nothing like stick-in-your-teeth candy to make the time fly!

    Loved that *secret backdoor* by the stage that went right down into the kitchen. My older brother took me across a catwalk above the stage there too. And the upstairs!

    Yes, that baptism pool was small, but I always loved looking at the mural behind it. Both of my parents got dipped there... what only about 15 people could watch.

    The cafeteria was the best though. My first job was collecting trays from people eating breakfast and lunch. Boy was I a pest... "Can I have your traaaaaaaaaaay?"

    Mmmmm... great memories. Before they stopped us from going because it got too dangerous and then *simplified* everything.


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  • Kristen

    Ooops, forgot to add my embarrassing story. And it happened at 79th and Ashland too!

    I must have been about 12 or 13... after the assembly session I was hemmed in on both sides of long row of seats by people blocking either end. Being that it was the last row in a grouping, I decided to climb over the seats to get free...

    Well, you can guess what happened as my foot got hooked coming over and I lost my balance and fell on the floor. Don't know how far the skirt came up. I just remember my friends laughing.

    Ah, what fond memories.

    He he

  • salem

    Well this is my first post but I had to post mine after reading all your hilarious memories. When I was 14 or 15 I was out in service with the group. We were doing business witnessing which I HATED anyway. Well it was my turn to go into this lawyer's office. So I went in with another sister and gave my presentation to the secretary. Well she was very interested in the magazines so after I was done with my presentation I thought I would improvise and talk a little more about the magazines. DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT EVER talk about something you haven't yet completely looked at. I open my big trap and say, "These magazines also have a section called 'Young People Ask'. A lot of young people enjoy these and find them helpful with problems they may have. Even adults find them useful with their problems. Maybe you even might have a problem that this issue covers? This Young People Ask is on.......". I start thumbing through the magazine to the article. And then my eyes fall upon the title "MASTURBATION....A HARMFUL HABIT?" The only thing I think is "Oh dear God, take me from this awful place." My face turns BRIGHT red. And by this time the sister beside me is snickering. I stand there trying to swallow my laughter and embarrassment. As I read her the title "Masturbation", I hear the word echoing off the office walls. And then I start snickering and almost can't even talk. I shoot out a poor excuse that we are laughing at something my friend just did before we came in there. But we all know the real reason. I then bid her farewell and said I would be back with the next issues. I never returned.
    This is the most embarrassing I can think of for now but I'm sure I have plenty of others that I blocked from my memory...haha.

  • terafera

    LOL that is terrible! I guess no more shooting from the hip in service after that one, huh?

    I can remember getting a case of the giggles at the door and pretending it was something else, never worked though.

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.


  • Simon

    I have a couple...

    I was reading at the Tuesday group study (I think the Greatest Man) and got to the bit with the blind man where Jeusus has just spit in his eyes and asked him what he could see ...

    I had suddenly had a vision of the poor man saying "I can see ... I can see ... Spit! What did you expect? You just spat in my eye!"

    I had a fit of the giggles and had to leave with tears rolling down my face while someone else took over.

    Me and my friend were on the ministry and had found some poor soul who actually answered the door. At some point my friend got his bible out and started reading a scripture but instead of "... lift your heads" it came out as "... lift your legs" and we both collapsed laughing. The 'householder' (see, I still know all the words) just looked at us and muttered "Jehovahs Witnesses?" and shut the door leaving us collapsing on his step.

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