Too much crap to keep track of, but a few low lights of day one of the regional CONvention stuck out. In no particular time sequence here is some of what I managed to hold down.
Tight Pants yapped on in the opening part about a three part theme to conventions. Part 1 was in 2016, part 2 is this year, and part 3 is in the works for 2018. I guess the Big A isn't coming for a couple more years, at least.
Then it was really stressed that all good Dubs must always be prepared to "witness" by carrying Jay Double You, Dot Org calling cards, and of course wear your ID card for the convention at all times, and all places.
Next was the strong statement that the purpose of the carts/trolleys is NOT to place literature, it is to direct people of the public to "our" web site! This was said more than once, for emphasis. And also stated that it is more fun to let people come to you than going to them. Hmm...what was that that Jesus said? Something about "GO"? I guess their word is more important that Christs!
Then there was a scripture read from Exodus 5: 9 where Pharaoh wanted the Jews kept busy so they would not pay attention to lies. I wonder if THAT is why the governing body insists on keeping the good JDubs so busy with "busy" work. They are afraid if the JDubs are not insanely busy they might wake up and discern the lies they are being fed?
Then there was the goofy illustration of a swimmer trying to get to shore. The question was would they give up only a few yards from shore? They were just about there. They would be on shore..."soon"... I thought WTF? No they wouldn't give up, but what if every time they thought they were just about safely to shore the shoreline was moved back a few hundred more yards?
Then there was another hair-brained illustration about running a race in the Death Valley area of the United States. 14,000 feet elevation change, 116 degree heat. What if you knew you were no good at running that elevation or that heat? Well of course you would run harder so that it would get easier! Good grief, if I were no good running in that heat or elevation changes I would not do it. That would be insane health risks or even death from heat stroke. I guess nothing is ever good enough for those fat slobs tossing out orders to the R&F.
That was about all I could stomach. I did get the chance though to read a direct quote from the KM to a friend about those who were praised for selling out their homes etc. in anticipation of 1975, right after I asked if the person I was talking to had heard the video say that it was WRONG of "some" to have sold their homes before 1975. They got a deer in the headlights look when they realized their own answer and the WT own words contradicted what they had just heard. It was wonderful!
Perhaps a few more comments or observations over the next two days, IF I can keep my breakfast and lunch down listening to this stuff.