Now that it's dispensed with its annual ``Don't You Dare Partake" in advance of their Spring travesty of a communion, the Faithful and Discreet Slave shifts its focus to another seasonal perennial: the KM's recurrent exhortation to ``Mind Your Manners at this summer's District Conventions.
By ``connecting the dots" between the leadership's admonition to mind one's manners at the hotel, to tip approriately, to avoid ``double-dipping'' by eating and then loading up on unapproved takeaways for lunch at hotels that prvide complimentary breakfast, to refrain from losing all inhibitions in after-hour socializing and to forego the donning of outlandish skin-tight (or conversely loose fitting ``hip-hop" outfits) forte duration of the assembly, a picture quite different from the idealized notion of JWs being a worldwide fraternity of solidly mature, temperate ministers who lives find fulfilment only in the service of God and their fellow man.
What sort of adults need to be lectured in such terms, let alone a group that boasts of its aloofness from Satan's world? What does it suggest about leadership's awareness of how far removed from reality the rank and file is from their literature's stylized imagery? It also offers an unintended glimpse at how total servility to human leaders has led to dependence on authority that is nothing short of infantile.