I'm sure every hall has or had a "student" or speaker that they just dreaded to listen to. Wether it was poor reading and pronunciation, or repetitive words, there are those grueling speakers that are murder to listen to. And they never got better.
In one hall i went to, this bro, actually a friend of mine, had the speach mannerism "You Know". LOL! Every frickin third word, he'd say, "you know". Drove me NUTS! I wanted to go to the can, it was so hard to listen to! I actually counted how many times he said "you know" during one of his talks. I think it was 68 or something like that. I told him afterwards, and we both had a good laugh.
Another old JW, every hall has one, an old guy that has worked the magazine counter for 300 years because he has very poor speach, and stuttered when giving talks. He always took forever to look up a scripture, then took another forever to read it! Drove me NUTS! Poor guy though, he couldn't help it. Up to bat for his 5 minute talk, he'd completely ignore the Time limit bell, or, maybe he couldn't hear it. The school conductor rang and rang and rang and rang and RANG that damn bell! The conductor finally gave up, put the bell down, and just smiled. The old dude just kept on a goin' until he finished. LOL!
Anything that prevented me from leaving the hall in record time really pissed me off, let alone having to sit and listen to english being fractured at every possible moment. LOL!
There were some really pathetic scenes also. Like the sis who couldn't remember what to say in her demonstration, and ran off the stage sobbing. Another was when an old bro that had cerebral palsy gave a 5 minute talk, took him 10 minutes to stumble up to the podium, then he mumbled and slobbered through his talk. I just couldn't watch. Poor old guy. He died a few weeks later.
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