: Did you want to be a MS or did you prefer not to have any responsibilities in the congregation?
I WAS an MS and a damn good one, too. At the tender age of 22 I was responsible for telling a 45 year-old-divorcee named "Sister Weak" who had a whole bucket full of personal problems that she certainly wouldn't tell a kid like me that she should really start attending meetings again and selling Watchtower Books. Yeah, I was REALLY proud of my "spiritual experience" which was simply that I had been selling Watchtower books all my life and didn't rock their boat.
My MS "responsibilities" included giving hour talks to our congo and to other congos (I was pretty good at that), conducting a "book study" (most honest thing the WTS said. It was definitely a "book study") in some poor soul's home, being in charge of the second TMS school at our Hall, and filling in EVERY TIME for the fifteen minute Instruction Talk when the guy who was supposed to give it, didn't show up. I also often filled in for twenty minutes parts on the Service Meeting when some other guy didn't show up.
My life in WatchtowerWorld(tm) taught me how to do "impromptu" bullshit, and I was good at it.
The Watchtower Printing Corporation never even gave me a toaster for all that hard work. They owe me a toaster, or at least a blender. Bastards! I gave them 24 years of my life and my money and they won't give me at least a toaster? Ungrateful bastards: "I sold your freaking BOOKS for all of my young life, you bastards!"
Farkel, of the meek Class