if you were raised a jdub, what was the first thing that was asked...

by in a new york bethel minute 13 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • in a new york bethel minute
    in a new york bethel minute

    from your parents when you got home from service? for me it was, "did you place today?" pretty much sums up what service is about for most witnesses... i always prefered a good conversation, even at a young age... but the pat on the back always came from making placements... especially if it was a BOOK!

    bethel jr.

  • kaykay_mp

    My grandma would ask me, "How'd your bible study go?" and I'd go "yeah, it was very fruitful." but it was a complete crock of shit, because I had my driver's license at the time and I'd go piss off somewhere instead of doing a bible study. I'd go drive out to the country or go look at stuff at Wal-Mart.



  • ellderwho

    For me I totally avoided feild service alone. Bethel minute, love your avatar.

  • wanderlustguy

    First question was "how many magazines did you place", then "how many people were a**holes" (not in those words of course!). Oh yea, and then "how many return visits will you get to make?"

    All I could think about was that I was missing cartoons!

  • jeanniebeanz

    I was always asked if I had a chance to talk to anyone that day. There were a lot of windy witnesses who would take over the conversation if the 'householder' showed even the slightest interest. Had one nice old lady tell the 'sister' I was with, 'Hush! I was talking to the young lady."



  • kwintestal

    when are we going for coffee break?

    Oh, sorry! That was the first thing I asked my parents when we started field service.


  • in a new york bethel minute
  • one

    It was mostly about statistics, as you know everyone has to show/report numbers at the end of the month.

    Like any sales employee you had to show you were "selling" 10 mag per month, pioneers 100 to 150 per month.

    Pioneers were something else, selling books and magazines at a 500 percent profit, can you beleive that?

    they were hi up in the pyramid, main recruiters so theywere entitled to some more profit , as an incentive, It was their salary anyway.

    Why dont wt publish everything offered to the public on the net now?

    sorry for taking a tangent... cant help

  • rebel8
    Pioneers were something else, selling books and magazines at a 500 percent profit, can you beleive that?

    Ya know, I had forgotten about that! I remember getting a discount on them and being told to sell them at face value to "support my ministry". <gag>

    But still I only made a "profit" of maybe $.10 on each one [and I was lucky if I sold 2 a month], sold at the face value of, I think $.35. Far from a 500% profit. I must have joined the wrong congregation. Hell, had I joined yours, I could have filled my "leave the dubs" fund much sooner! (yes, I actually had a secret fund set aside for when I turned 18, to pay for a security deposit on an apartment, so I could get away from the dubs)

  • franklin J
    franklin J

    yes I remember my first BOOK; and the first BIBLE placement and of course the first real SUBSCRIPTION ( which I believe was $5 for a year way back then)

    Also,I remember the big hoopla when I landed my first real BIBLE STUDY;

    WOW, I had ARRIVED.....

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