An hour ago I went to bid good bye my two brothers in law and their wives (all elders/elderettes). They were invited to the special assembly in Puerto Rico this coming weekend. They are boarding the plane in about three hours (leaves at 1:00 am Pacific. time). It's the red eye that makes a short stop in Atlanta, then goes to Puerto Rico and arrives at 3:00 pm.
What's the big deal you may say. Well, everyone was already dressing up for a meeting: women in Amish dresses and men with suit and tie. The assembly starts next Friday for God's sake. This is the summer and they are going to a country with tropical weather. Oh I forgot, one of my SIL had already the assembly ID pinned to her dress. I was told that they were asked to dress up even in the plane.
They are going to ridiculous lengths to save a badly damaged image.