ave okingThe craziest:
Several times when my stepfather punched someone, including my biological father during a 3 day convention and an elder at another time. He was very abusive although the elders knew never did anything about it.
When women could still give 4 minute talks about assigned topics during the theocratic school - the topic was Ananias but she kept repeating Ananas (pineapple) and at the end of the 4 minutes, the whole hall was snickering and laughing. We got a bit of a browbeating at the next "special needs" talk.
The most bizarre:
There was this weird guy, came in a blazer and a dress shirt that was always stained, he also had unkempt hair and beard. Said he was a Jehovah's Witness though but nobody could verify his name or his story, came for about a year, smelled funky, answered the questions correctly, never had any books or literature with him but nobody knew who he was or where he came from. He would also loudly comment on the topics during the public talks. Never anything 'apostate' either, just randomly started having additional comments on the material.
We had a brother and us kids called him "Brother Armageddon" because you knew he was coming but you never knew when, even when he had to give talks at the Theocratic School, he had been present because he handed in his slip, but when his name would be called it still took about 2 minutes, and the school overseer would be talking to the elders about a replacement, when he would show up in the back and go to the front. Eventually someone found out that we were calling someone "Armageddon" and got scolded by the elders.
Me and my brother were always fighting, after the meeting while the parents were talking, we were running around. I got mad at him for something and threw a huge study bible at his head while the circuit overseer was there (it may actually have been the CO's bible, not sure if I remember). Loud gasp, everyone looking at us because we committed the gravest sin. I got a severe beating and was told to start copying the bible by hand, a few hours per day for the next few weeks.