My Minimus-like question:
Suppose a JW knocks at your door and you tell him/her, "I heard that JW's do their door-to-door and study work to 'count their time.' I cannot stand the idea of someone calling on me just to mark down some credit with their religion. I don't even feel right if you promised me you would not 'count the time' you are here at my home because you would just take out the hour you spend here and you would still be getting some 'time' out of it. Tell you what- I will agree to a study if you absolutely do not report the time at my home and you deduct a half-hour from your total. That way I know you won't be here just to get your time, but to actually do your work of teaching the Gospel."
Would any pioneers agree to this? You could reason that they say 'time' is not the important thing, but the assignment from Jehovah. He would see the time and effort even though it's not reported. Would any publishers that don't get out much agree to this?
I know their organization would balk at this if they knew about it, claiming they keep track for their own reasons and such demands throw off the count, but how would the publisher or pioneer handle this?