Hey Jack, reading your post made me laugh out loud! Here's why:
Set the wayback machine to 1977. Our congregation (White Rock) had shared KHs with another (Lake Highlands), but we always got Sunday morning meetings. Well after a few years, Lake Highlands got tired of this arrangement and wanted to share Sundays. Well, here in Dallas we cannot miss our Cowboys games. So what the body of elders decided to do was to put the Sunday meeting times up to a vote. They cancelled the entire service meeting one night and got out a big easel board and "discussed" the advantages of a 6:00 p.m. start time. See, it was never mentioned in the meeting, but an NFL game lasts about 3 hours and most of the Cowboys games that season were scheduled to start at 3:00 p.m. So the vote was put up and the majority of the congregation voted on a 1:30 p.m. start time, which was a disaster since one would miss the beginning of the game. So they tabled a "final" vote until next week, when they again cancelled the entire service meeting to vote between 1:30 and 6 p.m. Well in the intervening week, the elders canvassed certain sections and twisted some arms and got several people to change their minds, since a "1:30 p.m. start time would be inconvenient to the pioneers and families and it would take up the whole day, etc. etc." So 6:00 p.m. was voted and passed.
Well, that year Dallas went to the Super Bowl and guess what time it started? 5:30 p.m. The elders, being sensitive to the needs of the congregation quickly convened an emergency meeting (cancelling another service meeting) to address the "6:00 p.m. Question". They magnanimously pointed out their error in suggesting 6:00 p.m. and said that since 1:30 p.m. was originally voted on and passed, that they would listen to the wishes of the flock and change times. Effective this Sunday. So we all got to see Dallas beat Denver in the Super Bowl. And we didn't miss the meetings, which after all is the most important thing. Isn't it? (heavy sarcasm)