Elders were famous for making up stupid rules with no bible base at all as an ego trip I guess, what were some of yours? I am not talking about the stupid rules that we all had to follow, just the congregation specific silly ones.
1. having to button your jacket while on stage (this was later changed due to all the elders having a beer gut)
2. Suits only or no privledges. ie giving talks, operating mikes, behind magizine counter. you weren't allowed to wear pants a different color then your jacket. if you wore khacki's and a jacket you were basically a worldly person. this later changed slightly, you could wear black or grey dress pants with a different color jacket. Can you believe they actually did a special needs talk outlining all this?
3. No sideburns past the middle of your ear. (made this one up after the 70's hairy phase, prob mid 80's)
4. no rings on your pinky finger or toes.
this isn't really a rule but can you believe our CO used to have a printout of his fave dishes and list of things he didn't like and it was actually posted on the bullitin board for when he came and ate at peoples houses for dinner? And i am not confusing this with things he was allergic to or for health related reasons.