The Organization couldn't exist without a huge dose of encouraged OCD in its membership. (That's Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, to you sane people). Consider the practice of "Do Not Calls".
Many congregations have their territories marked with "Do Not Calls" - people who have explicitly demanded that Jehovah's Witnesses NOT show up at their door. In the past, various elders would be assigned with the task of making sure that these people still wanted no door to door visits by Witnesses at their homes. After all, they might have moved out or "changed their minds".
The result? Well, if you only cover your territory once or twice a year - and then, not 'do' every 'not at home' - demanding that no Witnesses harass you with their presence could have the opposite effect of making sure that you got a visit to regularily verify that you still didn't like Witnesses!
I can recall one old timer at Bethel who honestly admitted that the organization often invited persecution: "And what were they thinking, back then, walking around with signs that said , 'Religion is a snare and a racket' ?" Too true.