So yesterday when I went to the library there were three older gentlemen in suits standing around the front door. I spotted the stand with the magazines a second or two later. They were talking among themselves, totally ignoring everybody walking past them.
As I walked by, I thought of saying "you know, if field service had been this easy when I was a Jehovah's Witness I might still be one." But I decided not to. They apparently derive something from doing what they were doing, and as long as they are being totally ineffective they aren't hurting anybody. I didn't want my words to goad them into some kind of actual activity.
When I left about twenty minutes later they were still talking to each other and ignoring all the potential converts walking past them. I don't know any of them can think this is fullfillment of Jesus comments about preaching. I think the WTBS is in the middle of a long slow death.