I have seen carts in several major cities. In each case the witnesses were either engrossed in conversation with each other and did not appear to be with the 'cart'.
A passer by would not realise the carts were manned, I figured.
The other day I was rushing through a busy city square and my eye caught a sister I knew, sitting with another JW. I stopped for a quick hallo etc - then as I turned to walk on, I noticed the 'cart'. Hundreds of rush hour workers were walking right by, even dodging it as it was awkwardly placed. It occurred to me how absolutely lacking in user friendliness the cart system is. I tried to imagine actually stopping to look and pick up a publication - one would feel quite 'obvious' and unsure about what it's all about.
Everywhere I've seen 'carts' I have yet to see anyone stop.....and on several occasions I've taken up an observation post (lol) and watched....once I spent a couple of hours sitting at a public landmark where there were thousands of tourists - the cart-folk just talked with each-other and not a soul stopped to look at the cart.....not one person.
Karter, I spat out coffee when I read the bit about 'anyone could dress up and pretend to be a JW' - what an insanely desperate comeback - and your response...'err Geoff Jackson?' I wonder how your next conversation will go?