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Brothers and Sisters (JWs)- When You Decide NOT To Give Any More Comments At A Given Meeting….?


…. Is it because:

a) People keep saying what you were going to say?

b) The brother keeps passing you over?

c) You DID comment, but it came out soooo wrong!!!?

d) You DID comment, and the conducting brother said Yes, but….. and looked for a correction from someone else?

e) [Insert other reason]?

Vot’s answer from now on is (e)- The elders keep calling me Sr. Surnames of brothers in the cong!!!

Last time they called Vot Sr. O-, tonight it was Sr. K- (Hehehe- the look of HORROR on Br. K-‘s face: I wish I took a photo LOL), when Vot is Sr. M-!!!

Vot decided she’d not give any more comments during the Bible Study (hey- the brother could call me by a married bro’s name the next time :-s) and waited for a part on the Service meeting.

This time another brother was like: *pointing at Vot*

Let’s have Sr…… You know what, I won’t say your name lest I call you by the wrong one and that set people LOL’ing again, and by the time the mic got to Vot, she was literally like this:

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Considering this and next week’s study topic- do you also think the elders are up to something, like an arranged marriage for Vot conspiracy? It sure feels like it!!! xD

Conspiracy there… be afraid be very afraid.

Other than that Im afraid I giggled at your predicament… sorry… was funny….. hehe.

This is just my humble opinion, but if I were on the recieving end of either of these declarations, it would make me uncomfortable, and change my relationship with the person declaring. You can have great affection for the brothers and sisters without declaring an impossible love. I can see the second scenario as a response, from an older brother to a younger sister who cas a crush on HIM, to difuse the situation, and still leave her with her dignity intact. Actually, re-reading both scenarios, the same applies for the first, if a brother shows interest in a sister who would not be willing for whatever reason, to date the brother, this might be a way to let him down easy. I would worry though, in this case, about the answer making hinm rethink his choice to go to the MTS. Wouldn’t want to see that happen.

Our congregation is quite large so I limit myself to two answers. Give others a chance. It doesn’t bother me getting passed over. However… some raise their hand for almost all the questions. After answering two or three it just feels like they are &quot:hogging&quot: them, so I sit there trying very hard not to be judgmental. As you can see it’s quite hard for me.

When it is not a crowded meeting and everyone has plenty of chances to answer I’ll be more forthcoming. But I would never repeat what someone else has said either, it’s a waste of time. In fact, I like to be original with answers, not straight out of the book or magazine.

Unlike you, Vot, I’ve been in the same congregation for nearly 40 years. It would be hard for anyone to misname me or forget my name.

Only if they told us not to. For me it feels like part of my worship some times I don’t get to answer and I feel like I have missed something. I think the elders arranged my marriage and I am happy to be married to him. We would always be put together even though we never made arrangement for witnessing. What do you think?

Well the last study did say &quot:arranged marriages&quot: did have a history of success…. (Laughing coming from stage right!!)

No, my sister, brothers tend to lose their memories when they get on the stage. One night, only 1 brother on the 3 parts, had eveyone’s name correct. So, RAISE YOUR HAND and don’t worry about what comes out of the brother’s mouth, just what is in your heart!

A-Zed

I am a Christian, one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Recently at a secular convention, there was a panel with Chris Rose. I had 8? queries to ask her, but most/all of them ended up being asked by those ahead of me, so I mostly just thanked her for her work and time.

Vot, Jehovah God has given you a great talent.
well at first, i was too sacred, so i gave my name to the elder,so he calls me when i want him to
then i got over that,
then, the elder kept passing me, and then i started getting wrong answers,
i’m now too scared to give answers.
but i know Jehovah will help me through.

Ha C and because I get more nervous for comments than I do 4 talks!

lol i forgot the question, oh o yeah I am so shy right now i cannot even muster a peep ,new hall and well its been 5 years since i attended meetings and well i do better not face to face but ill get back in the swing of things. conspiracy?Arranged marriage?yer so fun!!!lol

Hey, really good question. Well for me &quot:A&quot:. When the Brother keeps passing me over I keep on trying and trying until he gives me one!! I am very persistent!! Well, &quot:C&quot:, does not really apply to me….&quot:D&quot:, I haven’t really noticed.

But, I usually do not stop commenting unless they already gave it.

Maybe they just assume: &quot:She’s got to be married – a young beautiful sister like that … and the single brothers are not blind … so the person sitting next to her must be her husband.&quot: LOL

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