" Do not ask permission, just play the video--" service meeting instructions.

by prologos 80 Replies latest jw friends

  • DwainBowman

    They used to do that with the phnographs, knock on the door, and start playing it, with almost no intro from them!!


  • Scully

    Actually, I wonder if this is a reflection of how dumbed down JWs are expected to be, and the general apathy of people in general toward religious messages now. I mean, 30 years ago or more, you were expected to be able to Defend Your Faith™ while in the Door-to-Door™ Ministry™. Now, it's just Click Here, Shut The Fark Up and Listen.

  • Calebs Airplane
    Calebs Airplane

    UK householders should say... "I don't have time to watch a 3 1/2 minute video, I'm in the middle of cooking a pie."


  • problemaddict 2
    problemaddict 2

    I have never been out with JW's where a conversation stopper didn't work. People don't know what to do instinctually when someone says no thank you nicely.

    Only a few old heads actually try something. i would say 90% of the JW's that hear I'm not interested, are perfectly happy to move on and have already done their "door".

  • OneEyedJoe

    That's strange, everyone I'm wingmanning it at a door and a conversation stopper gets thrown out, my partner adeptly "counters" it. My partner is also somehow blissfully unaware that the house holder's demeanor changes to that of an exasperated, but polite person, who just wants to go back to their usual (cult free) Saturday morning activities.

  • prologos

    so, by rudely just playing the video there is no conversation, so how can there be a verbal conversation stopper, that is not equally rude? but

    is it not easier for the householder( or victim of incidental witnessing) to just not pay attention to a picture rather than the rambling spoken word only?


    ONLY the uber-dubs will play this crap. The public will probably be polite which will make the dubs think the preaching is working. The occasional a-hole will be mean, then this will reinforce the dubs convictions.

    I see the dubs fumbling through the video a couple of times, then it's back to fake-knocking and sticking tracts in the door. Of course a few success stories will become urban legends to be shared at conventions.


  • GLTirebiter

    Play your own video for them!

    Brenda Lee, the Truth Fairy

  • prologos

    would it be impolite, daring to reach over and press the off button?, when a jw has intruded into your private space?

  • Zoos

    would it be impolite, daring to reach over and press the off button?, when a jw has intruded into your private space?

    Great idea. LOL You can push any button you want. It's YOUR front stoop.

    Let me get this straight... the J-Dub is supposed to just stand there holding an iPad while a video plays. No talking, no human interaction, just... stand there shuffling his feet while the video plays, maybe occasional eye contact, a raised eyebrow, nods, "Eh? Eh?"... More nods...

    I would feel incredibly awkward doing that. I think I would rather stumble through a hideously ill-prepared VERBAL presentation.

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