A co-worker of mine whose family (2 daughters, wife) are JW's related a funny story yesterday. His wife and daughters missed the Friday portion of the convention last week in order to attend a wedding of a worldly relative. At dinner she mentioned to him that she would go to the convention this Friday to make up for the one she missed.
He then asked why and she said so she could get the information she missed. He then asked her what important thing did she remember from Saturday and Sunday that really made an impression on her. She replied that the drama was good and when he pressed for something significant other than the drama, she admitted that she couldn't remember anything as really standing out.
After a little more playful prodding she finally admitted that it was more about making up the lost time then it was about the actual program. It was a matter of "giving back to Jehovah" what was taken from him the previous week.
I told him that was my experiences while I was in the organization. It was more about being seen there than it was about the talks,
How about you?