This thread brings up one of my biggest peeves of when I was a Dub and the "discussion" in the KM made my jaws clench in anger.
"Their reasoning was that they were leaving the waitresses life saving information which far outweighed any money they could have left."
Dutchie----I knew JWs that DID this......(ouch!) This happened LOT!
"Our cong. was so smug about the whole damn thing because our meetings were on a TUESDAY night--the whole rest of the circuit men on THURSDAY night --which meant we had a two night jump on the rest of the circuit. Yes, it's no wonder we booked the best hotels right off the bat."
LISA!!!!! So YOU guys were the ones!! LOL! (was it circuit 21 or 21a?)
"Brothers and Sisters, it would not be loving of us to masturbate at the convention during the program. It may be distracting to others."
Name With Held, Ya have me confused here......unless the programs have changed drastically since I left, it would take a strong determination and an extremely active imagination to even be ABLE to THINK about..........
"Reserve more rooms than you plan to use? WTF? Who DOES that???"
Xander.......LOTS of JWs did that when I was "in"! I happened to get a room for my "brood" at the last minute becuase of the "word of mouth" that Bro. So-and-so had booked several rooms for ones like us.....it was a common practice for YEARS. Just like the "Don't save seats" ordinance, ELDERS and their families did it right up until 1999 when I left.....what can I tell ya?
". Leave a customary tip for the housekeeper. "This 1994 Watchtower is worth more than any amount of money."
Expatbrit, For JWs like me so many years ago, I would have to save and save for six months or so, to be able to afford to get myself and five kids to Conventions. The kids always wanted all new clothes for every day at the assembly and for socializing afterwards (can't have anyone SEE you in the same clothes as the LAST convention-gasp) and of course they all wanted spending money when they "took off" with their friends during the evening. It was a helluva burden to face.
So often the conventions were held too far away to travel back and forth (a nightmare in and of itself, I might add)so every penny had to be allotted for sharing gas expenses, food for six of us, the whole nasty business........and TIPS for every meal we ate (the people we "traveled" with would pull up in front of a restaurant and my heart would drop) some folks didn't "do" McDonald's and we'd end up in places that were FAR above my "means"......
Ordering the cheapest thing on the menu was a given, and most times I wondered if I'd even BE eating on the last day of the convention.....and THEN there was the matter of the TIP?????
BUT~the mindset WAS.....BE there at the Spiritual BANQUET that Jehovah provides....
I HATE the hoops I was put through......
I have a TIP for the WTS........
Shredded families and ruined lives;
The WBTS has MUCH to answer for......