CO's never say thank you for the green handshakes

by suavojr 22 Replies latest jw friends

  • ttdtt
    That has not been my experience with COs.
  • ToesUp
    We can proudly say, we have NEVER given a CO or his wife a green handshake. We are so glad we never did.
  • sir82

    Many years ago, a young (20-something) superstar young-elder's wife summed up her career aspirations this way:

    "We want to be a circuit overseer couple, so the friends will take care of us."

  • wisdomfrombelow

    We can proudly say, we have NEVER given a CO or his wife a green handshake.

    I agree.with that. I would have thought that it would be tantamount to simony and the thought never crossed my mind until I heard about it on this board.

  • freddo

    Suavojr - there are many irritating, mind-blowing and downright cowardly things CO's have done over the decades. Occasionally they may not thank someone who has given them money.

    Usually - probably mostly - they do.

    Sweeping statements and over generalisations do not help.

  • cappytan

    Every CO I gave the green handshake to sent me a Thank You card a week or two later.

  • New day
    New day
    In all my 30 plus years as a witness I never knew this happened. Until I read it here. Few remaining illusions shattered. Here was me thinking they were in it to serve others!
  • suavojr
    Sorry for the generalization, but damn! I'm born in and have lived in two states and outside the US and have never come across a CO or DO who has said thank you for the gift. I guess it has been my experience and thought many were the same way.
  • a watcher
    a watcher
    Being a sister, I give money to the COW, and I always receive a thank you card.
  • Athanasius

    The congregations that I've attended have been served by good, bad, and ugly circuit overseers. Since I never gave them any green handshakes, there was never a reason to thank me. However, since the CO controlled patronage, I did see those who did shake the CO's hand get positions in the congregation faster than those who didn't.

    Don't know if the CO sent them a thank you note, but being rewarded with an elder's or MS's position would have been an acknowledgement of the gift received.

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