I wanted to share a short story from my time studying that congregation (not studying with) where the Elder told me 5 years to Armageddon I thought some posters might enjoy, little mid-week chuckle that's what I'm going for here.
So this one Elder in particular came across like he saw himself as a 'spiritual giant' (weird term cause I thought the Nephilim caused all the problems before the Flood but thats how JWs talk about 'spiritual' people so hey, when in Rome). It just came across in how he held himself and the kinda cold, superior way he looked at you... well, until one Sunday at least.
So I came into the hall for the Sunday service and I saw him strutting around by the 'information board' (not bulletin board, God forbid) with a manilla folder he'd scrawled CONFIDENTIAL across enormously in black sharpy. He posted a couple letters and then strut into the sanctuary, where he got on stage to read for the Watchtower Study. Mid-study he announced with a kinda giddy voice something very close to 'Elders training schools are confidential of course but we're encouraged to share some things with the Brothers,' it was barely related to the study question if relevant at all, and then said 'this is the only organization where publishers are treated like kings, the only organization where the higher up you go the more you serve.'
I almost lost it right there. How do you say that with a straight face?