Back in 1999, I was a newly-minted elder and moved to another congregation where I was promptly made the Theocratic Ministry School overseer. (I actually loved that assignment). At the end of the very first Written Review I conducted, I asked the congregation (who had only met me a few weeks before) to pass their papers forward to be graded. I gave them about 5 seconds to be shocked, and enjoyed the panicked looks of bewilderment on their faces before muttering, "What? You don't do that here?"
I used quite a bit of humor in my conducting of the meetings, which was a stark change from the previous brother who did the School. I hated to see all of the changes that were handed down later, robbing anyone in a teaching position of any opportunity to use their creativity and personality while teaching. I stepped down in 2004, was DF'ed in 2005. Fought my way back 2 1/2 years later because of my family, but never actually returned in spirit. I'm now completely out since 2014.
Have lots more to say, but I'm already outside the scope of the original post. So...what happened? No more TMS?