Incidentally, due to the fact that reports are entered electronically on the Society's website, the "due date" is now the 20th of the month, at least in the USA.
THEY radiated exceptional excitement and joy
In our congregation, the radiation was drudgery and foot-dragging. "Ugh - we've got to go out in service on a Sunday AGAIN?!?!?!"
But how would they have gotten this anecdotal evidence of "exceptional excitement and joy"
in time for publication? How would they have included it in the article in a seamless way?
How would they have gotten it proofread and approved and finally published by the publication due date?
That's the brilliant part - it's not measurable. How do you quantify "excitement and joy"? How do you falsify the statement?
You can't, so who cares if it really happened or not?
The WTS has got fuzzy writing down to a science.