well I didn't care to go until I got to my teen years.. and then I noticed BOYS in the cong. I couldn't tell you what was said on the platform, but I could tell you what cute boy was there and I must have turned around to look at the clock thirty times a meeting (thus casually looking at the boy or boys I had a crush on at the time) then meetings weren't so bad!!
I also used it to gossip with my best girlfriend. You should see some of our study books. They were full of handwriting all in the margins between flowers and boys names and hearts and gossip about other kids between me and my girlfriend. When we were older and restudied some of the old books my friend said that she didn't dare show her kids, lest they are set a bad example. I remember her mother read some of the margins and said that we needed to get her old book and my old book together so they could figure out the conversations between them..
so see.. there was some fun at the meetings. It just didn't have anything to do with the material being given!