OK. I know this has been brought up in the past, but I have often wondered who in our halls are awake (for those of us who attend). There are some I would consider a 'maybe', but no way of ever really knowing.
So here is my idea. I hope it doesn't sound too masonic,
1/ awoken brothers could wear a silver pinky ring on their right hand. Nothing abnormal about that (Steven Left does)
2/ If you see a brother wearing a silver pinky ring, shake the brothers hand as normal and usual hello etc....but then give a nod at same time. If he is awoken, he will nod back.
3/ To make absolutely sure he is awake, wait till the month the Awake mags are out and collect the amount you need for field service. Hold them in your left hand before going up to shake the brothers hand. After his nod and during conversation he points to the Awake mags in your left hand and says ' some really good topics in the Awake this month'.
Bingo - you will know for certain he is of the awoken class. Though caution needs to be taken, but can gradually gauge things with the brother.
Though the above is a little bit of fun, it is also a real idea and discreet (not so obvious to company men lurkers).
Any other ideas. Perhaps sisters can come up with some discreet ideas for the ladies :-)