Name Some Stupid Organization/ Congregation Rules

by minimus 60 Replies latest jw friends

  • minimus

    There's a lot of them!

    One rule is you can't wear a tee shirt with writing on it if you are working at a quick build KH . Nothing with logos.

    Let's add more stupid rules that were in your Hall or that the Organization has.

  • CuriousButterfly

    Some are no longer enforced....

    White shirts only

    Suits no sport coats

    No jean skirts

    No gum chewing

    No short skirts or long slits in the skirts

    No snacks for the little ones during the meeting

    No fishnets

    No motorcycles

    No dangerous sports - IE: ski diving, tackle football, bungee jumping

  • Little Imp
    Little Imp

    When it was our Group's turn to clean the KH one Sunday, I offered to do the vacuum cleaning, they said cannot get the vacuum cleaner out today it had to be done on one's hands and knees with a dustpan and brush. Needless to say, I didn't do it since I cannot bend long enough to do the job that way and besides which I had my best clothes on.

    Anyone know the reason for this rule?


  • minimus

    shouldn't have a 2 door car (unwritten rule)

  • minimus

    Little Imp, maybe it was Family Worship Day??

  • JeffT

    "If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written."

  • WingCommander

    I think it would be a shorter list to show what exactly IS allowed, instead of what is forbiden in JW Land. Hell, everything is forbidden, including enjoyable sex!!!!!!

    Know what I think is messed up?? The whole Circuit Overseer feeding arrangement; as in members of the congregation have to feed this asshole when he shows up at their door.

    Excuse me, since when does the flock feed the Shephard? Shouldn't that be the other way around, doesn't the Shephard feed the flock??

    So, shouldn't the Circuit Overseer be taking the whole congregation out to a buffet or The Olive Garden after his public "talk"???????

    Just little things that make you go, Hmmmmmmmmmm.

    - Wing Commander

  • minimus

    Having to turn in a report for sacred service.

    Not being on social networks like Facebook.

  • WingCommander


    Reminds of some scripture that says something like, "To the giving of titles and the printing of books there is no end....." or something similar, said in a negative light. Sure fits the WT Society, doesn't it????

    - Wing Commander

  • Coffee House Girl
    Coffee House Girl

    Our Cong. had a rule against flip flops- a CO hated the sound they make and was incensed that some sisters wore them out in service- so all the pioneers had to go out and buy regular shoes- they went overboard and would wear any sandals because they were afraid they would make that slapping sound even if they werent specifically "flip flops"

    Back in the 80's- no watching the Simpsons- there was a feeding frenzy demonizing Bart Simpson- "Don't have a cow man"


  • stuckinamovement

    No after school activities, sports dances, clubs etc.

    Can't run a mic until you are age 15

    If you are a single or married brother and you happen to be giving a sister a ride she must stay in the back seat ala miss daisy. Its better to give the ever watchful community the impression that you are a professional chauffeur in an 83 ford escort; than to have her ride up front in the passenger seat and have them think that you are boning the 65 year old overweight sister.

  • blondie
  • minimus

    good subject for newbies, Blondie. In a year I'll do it again, if it's ok with you, dear.

  • JeffT

    Wing commander: John 21:25. What I posted was a cut and paste from Bible Gateway.

  • antes8080

    got get there 15min before the meething to get priviliges... in are hall there was sign dont use more then one paper towel lol... you got use the front seats they use to put coution tape for the back seats WTF!!!

  • undercover
    One rule is you can't wear a tee shirt with writing on it if you are working at a quick build KH . Nothing with logos

    Or an old army fatigue jacket. No insignias, no patches, no camo even. Just your old fashioned GI olive green jacket that was standard issue back in WWII through Korea to Vietnam even. Kinda like the one Hawkeye wore on M*A*S*H.

    I bought one at an army/navy surplus exactly for what I was doing...working construction in the cold. They're sturdy, water-resistant and durable.

    But Jehovah doesn't like them.

  • Magwitch

    Stay after the meetings and enjoy the lovely fellowship.

    For a girl that has gone to bed at 8 her entire life, service meeting night was much like a Nazi torture room.

  • QuestioningEverything

    I love these kind of topics, they just reinforce why I am no longer a member.

  • minimus

    "Servants" are supposed to be at least 15 to 20 minutes early for the meetings and are expected to stay as long as it is deemed necessary from the elders.

  • Ding

    I wonder why the WTS drawings of Jesus don't picture him clean shaven with short hair, wearing a business suit, and carrying a book bag.

    Well, at least he didn't wear flip-flops, right?

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