Hahaha, I’m so “brazen”, lol.
But we’ve had the JWs be pretty active in our territory recently, and I got to say this to them on two separate occasions, to three different borgites, lol! (It was a glorious moment for me, haha!)
They were trying to tell me about their wonderful website and TV broadcasting channel and I said, “Ah yes, THE ‘GOVERNING BODY’ SHOW!”
(Pause for effect, timing... gauge reaction of audience...)
— And yes, there it was!! — That JW frown of disapproval, of knowing they’re hearing something “not quite right” and which is possibly disrespectful toward their dear GB leaders — but also possibly implanting a new thought or interpretation on how they could now view this TV channel or their dear leaders...
OMG, it was the best... to see that frown on their faces (ALL OF THEM REACTED THE SAME WAY!) and knowing that I could just “leave that there,” hanging in space, soaking into their brain (hopefully)!
... and possibly helping them to see that they are being led (perhaps astray?) by men, mere men, mere mortal men (“...do not put your trust in nobles nor in the son of earthling man who have no power of salvation...”) — men who constantly title themselves and glorify themselves — these Pharisee men with their doctrines and decrees, their new light and rules and threats and punishments... oooh, aaah! — the great governing body (or do we capitalize that now?) — *The Great Governing Body* — and their ‘GOVERNING BODY’ SHOW!!
— and haha, YES! — to have seen that frown on their face, to have witnessed their discomfort — perhaps they were hearing this expression for the first time — and yet there was *no response* from any of them, they all stood there, all ill at ease, all looking at me uncomfortably, and they could not, and did not respond to my comment!
It is how I will always now refer their website and TV channel, haha.
“THE ‘GOVERNING BODY’ SHOW!!”
I think it’s subtle, crafty, and thought-provoking.... (cautious as serpents, gentle as doves)
I would like to think that I came up with this expression from my own originality, but I’m sure it’s out there. 😄