I do not miss anything about the conventions

by Darth Fader The Sequel 39 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Darth Fader The Sequel
    Darth Fader The Sequel

    This weekend nearly everyone I have ever known or that I am related to is sitting in a convention. I miss NONE OF IT!!!!

    I do not miss:

    the overcrowded hotel

    the rushed breakfast

    the wrinkled shirt

    the inconvenient parking

    the pretentiously extra long opening prayer

    the incessant instructions from the stage on proper behavior and expectations

    the overcrowded bathrooms

    the name badges

    the pure misery in many people's faces

    the talks that instill even more guilt and fear and loathing

    the overly simplistic advice on life's challenges

    the GB/F&DS worship

    the overly strict parents being mean to their children

    the breastfeeding mothers having to cram into smelly bathrooms or makeshift tents out of shame for feeding their child

    the condescending looks from "uber-dubs"

    the guy with the stupid sign telling me to keep moving or sit down

    the inept "security brothers" who couldn't protect a large rock

    the extra applause that is apparently necessary at the end of each session (but not required at any other time or any other meeting)

    the horrendous smell of thousands of people eating their packed lunches and then "off-gassing" the rest of the day

    the sanctimonious and mostly made up interviews and experiences on stage

    the phony excitement from the new releases

    the phony emotion of the drama

    the other JW's jabbering endlessly about the drama after the session

    the ridiculously long closing prayer that turns into a daily review of the program we all just painfully sat through

    the mad rush to get out of the venue and the stress of the parking lot with 15 year olds directing traffic

    the ill-behaved children back at the hotel who have so much pent up energy from the torture of the day and never get to stay at a hotel except for during conventions and therefore have no manners

    the phony, obnoxious "friends" who wear their convention badges out to dinner

    the preposterousness of having to do this charade for three days in a row and losing a large of your brain, your soul and your life


    Meanwhile, I am at home with my family having a wonderful day. My daughter watched a few cartoons this morning. My wife and I had our coffee and a nice conversation. In a few minutes I will be going outside to work on a few projects. This afternoon we are going to a "worldy" BBQ and swim party.

  • life is to short
    life is to short

    I so agree, have a very nice and stressless afternoon with your family.


  • blondie

    I miss the danishes

    the coffee too hot to drink

    the frozen orange juice

    and the roast beef sandwiches

    Don't forget the witness pudding, vanilla and chocolate

  • cultBgone

    Carpe Diem!

  • Darth Fader The Sequel
    Darth Fader The Sequel

    The cheese Danish was always a favorite of mine. The couple of years that all the pudding was partially frozen was a real treat in that joyless desert. The rest of the food was horrendous.

  • Ucantnome

    i miss complaining

  • quellycatface

    Me neither. I did it as a single mom for 4 years. A waste of time.

  • Darth Fader The Sequel
    Darth Fader The Sequel

    Quellycatface- seeing single mothers like yourself trying so hard to do what they *thought* was right was always hard to take. More than anyone else, the single women with kids have it the roughest in the Jdub-land. I truly do have sympathy for all of you that tried.

  • momentofsurrender

    I miss the apple danish and burritos - yummy! : )

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill

    The only thing about conventions that I ever looked forward to was when the bloody thing was going to end!


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