And then there was Vince McNee ... one of the most interesting characters ever to grace the Aussie branch.
According to some Brissie brothers, he was raised in a Catholic orphanage and was the 'living image' of the local Catholic priest.
If true, it may explain his 'charm,' for he was a beguiling speaker.
He served on both circuits and districts and twice went to Gilead, and sent home once (never found the reason for that) and not quite sure about the second time.
He used to do magazine work on the Sydney rail system, start at the front of the train and work through with a simple presentation ... approach the passengers, show the 2 magazines with the words ... "The latest- 50cents" (or, whatever). I always knew when on a train, that Vince had been there ... the carriages would be littered with discarded magazines. He used to (its claimed) place hundreds of magazines in a week, but it was too good to last - eventually the Railways banned that work.