No matter if you are tired, sick, worked late, trudging through heavy snow, or any other reason, you were never to miss the meetings. Missing meetings is frowned upon.
I once went to a 2 day assembly with 2 wisdom teeth pulled the day before. My gums were still bleeding. I should have been home! But, being stupid at that time of my Witness life, I managed to sit in the back row at the assembly with gauze inside my mouth. Several times I walked to the bathroom to rinse my mouth.
There was an Elder who buried his mother-in-law in the morning and made his wife attend the Book Study with him that same evening. I felt so bad for his wife who should of stayed home that night.
There was a brother who was in a bad car accident the week before our Assembly. With his daughter in the hospital, he managed to give his talk at the Assembly and left after his part to go back to the hospital. Why didn't he just cancel his part?
Where there any cases in your Kingdom Hall where members should not have been at the meeting but still managed to attend?