One year an Elder, his special pioneer wife, and their two aux-pioneer children flew out to NY so that they could tour Bethel. While visiting they noticed an old man standing on top of the headquarters with a pair of binoculars. The Elder was perplexed by this and asked their tour guide, “What's that old man doing on top of the roof?”
“Oh, Brother Watchmen?” Said the Bethelite, “He’s our sentry. He keeps on the lookout for the return of Jesus and the four horseman of the apocalypse.”
The whole JW family was surprised by this. They had known the end was soon - but they hadn't realized the Society was expecting it any day now. When their tour was over they asked if they could speak with the sentry. After getting permission, they were taken up to the rooftop and introduced to the old man.
The Elder's exciment had been building over the past few minutes and, unable to contain himself, he enthusiastically asked, “Please tell us Brother Watchmen, what’s it like being up here keeping on the lookout for the return of Jesus?”
The Old Man pondered thoughtfully and said, “Well, what can I say . . . it’s nice to know I have steady work.”