The last Memorial I attended was in 2010 and I haven’t been to the KH since June of 2010... But when I was in, it seemed like every year, usually 1 or 2 weeks before the Memorial, the Service Meeting would have a skit on how to behave when new faces enter the Kingdom Hall on Memorial night.
It was always extremely painful for me to watch (and sometimes humorous) because the elder in charge of that Service Meeting part would usually select 4 of the grumpiest elderly sisters in the congo to do the skit. One pair of sisters would play the part of the "love-bombing" JWs and the other pair would play the “interested ones” entering the KH for the first time. Then they would switch roles and change up the script a little.
I always thought to myself: “Those sisters are NEVER going to put that into practice… they’ll show up late before even thinking of love-bombing anyone.”
But the part of the skit that I always found most ridiculous and pointless was the part where the love-bombing sisters offers the “interested ones” a tour of the KH… I Thought: “Really?... WTF? Are they going to get lost going to the bathroom?” How incredibly stupid…
But I could see that this particular Service Meeting part (just before the Memorial) was viewed as a golden opportunity by some of the elders to provide much-needed Love Bombing Training to the antisocial JWs in the congo. However, it only made everyone in the hall cringe and never yielded the desired effect.
But I’m curious to know if this Love Bombing skit in the Service Meeting just before the Memorial is a standard world-wide practice… if so, was it ever used in your congo to “train” the antisocial brothers?
Looking forward to reading your comments!