Your most memorable Kingdom Hall meeting disruptions!

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    M easyreader1970 posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:07:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    I remember about twenty years ago some teenagers were caught fornicating in one of the additional schools. The schools were downstairs, essentially separated from the rest of the KH. They weren't just happened upon, though. I think they told some other teen that this is that they were going to do and that teen dropped a dime on them. The girl involved was the niece of the congregation's pioneer leading sister.

    More recently, about three years ago, two sisters got into a fight because one was cheating with the other's husband. It was a real fight, too. Doors were broken off of the hinges at the literature counter. Hair flying everywhere. They were all over the place.

    I recall also when a young brother was disfellowshipped, as it was being read from the platform, his sister fainted out and fell out on the floor in a pretty noisy fashion. It held up the meeting as EMS had to be called.

    Lastly was the angry brother that was in the process of being disfellowshipped. He was going with an elder's daughter. The brother was 24 and the daughter was 13. One night, during the TMS, he barged into the KH screaming and yelling about how they (him and the 13 year old) could not be busted up. (He was eventually disfellowshipped, reinstated, and is now bucking for ministerial servant.)

    Those were the ones that were most memorable. Of course I can think of many more

    M Finally-Free posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:23:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    I must have been in some boring congregations, because in 20 years I've never seen a memorable meeting disruption.

    W

    F Layla33 posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:40:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    Well a few have to do with people that had epileptic seizures, which of course is scary if you are a child. One was of my mother's best friend, who she did her best to explain to me, but as a young girl I really didn't understand and I remember when she had one right next to me. It stopped the meeting.

    I remember a bee was in the Sunday meeting and then a few others, people were jumping about, little kids screaming.

    I remember having a coughing fit that disrupted the entire service, I still remember that with a smile.

    A fight breaking out between brothers in the back. It was WWE smackdown.

    Eyes Open posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:53:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    What country was that in easyreader1970!? I never saw anything like that in the UK.

    Let me guess. America?

    M ohiocowboy posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:53:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    One Sunday at the KH in Ormond, the C.O. Peter Lett was visiting, and while he was on stage, a bum came in and sat in the front row. The C.O. mentioned that his wife was from Germany, and as soon as he said that, the bum yelled out "SHE'S A KRAUT, SHE'S A KRAUT"! A few elders immediately got up and escorted the bum outside.

    Another time, I was bending over in my seat to pick something up from the floor, and I accidently ripped a very loud one off. The speaker was in shock, kids were giggling, my Grandmother elbowed me, and a Brother the aisle over jolted upright, and said that it felt as if he got shot in the back. I was totally embarrased...

    F shopaholic posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:54:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    1) A sister busted into the bookstudy (it was in a private home so they left the door unlocked) and starting going off about one of the pioneers sisters sleeping with her husband.

    2) Two sisters had a drag out fight at the special day assembly in the main hall over some seats. We could not believe it. They broke them up and then they starting going at it again. One sister cursed like a sailor during the fight. Of course, the CO came out on the platform and gave a few words.

    3)A young brother who had the bible reading did not read it but he sang it. The brothers didn't stop him. The folks that were not paralyzed from shock excused themselves because they were laughing so hard.

    4)A foreign doctor came to the sunday meeting and raised his hand and gave a comment at the meeting. He mentioned that he worked with underprivileged families and was looking for volunteers to help his cause. The brothers eventually took the mic from him and he quieted down for awhile. Then he just started talking..."Excuse me, Excuse me"...and started talking out loud. I don't remember exactly what he said.

    5) A sister went into labor during the meeting.

    6)Someone fainted during the CO's visit. It was during the summer and the AC was out.

    7)A sister's skirt fell down while she was doing a field service demonstartion. She was wearing a slip. She ran off the stage. Her householder ran after her with her skirt.

    8)There was all these girls going back and forth to the restroom and signaling each other in the meeting. Turns out there was young sister was in the restroom for most of the meeting and telling the other teenagers that Jehovah was not real and that they were wasting their life with the JWs. About half-way through the service meeting, there was a special annoucement that no one under 18 was allowed to go the restroom alone. The brothers then asked the girl's mother not to bring her to hall as her daughter obviously had a demon.

    M Wordly Andre posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:56:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    When I was a kid in L.A. there was a lady who during sunday meeting started yelling got up from her chair and tried to attack the guy talking on stage, a few guys jumped up and grabbed her and tossed her out of the hall. I thought that was pretty cool

    M oompa posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 15:57:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    That is some serious action easyrider! One bro I played hoops with was EXTREMELY nervous giving his first public talk....fainted on stage, fell forward and took the speaker stand and mic almost into the front row.....

    my wife pranced back from the bathroom with the back of her entire skirt shoved into pantyhose causing an elder to nearly tackle her half way to the front of the hall. She had a playboy ass btw.

    no gunfire anybody? not even through a window?..................oompa

    M NewYork44M posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:17:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    3)A young brother who had the bible reading did not read it but he sang it. The brothers didn't stop him. The folks that were not paralyzed from shock excused themselves because they were laughing so hard.

    That is one of the funniest things I have ever heard.

    F Layla33 posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 16:22:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    my wife pranced back from the bathroom with the back of her entire skirt shoved into pantyhose causing an elder to nearly tackle her half way to the front of the hall. She had a playboy ass btw.

    I have seen that before and it is quite embarassing.

    I have also been told my ass is one of my best "ass"ets. LOL!

    F changeling posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:00:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    1- an elderly sister died in the bathroom

    2-a mentally disturbed man marched up to the platform and was escorted out by two brothers

    3-When I was 3 years old we attended a KH in a very old dilapitated building. My dad was the cong. servant (long time ago) and was giving a talk. A bat landed on my arm and I screamed. My dad left the stage, came over and spanked me and went back and continued his talk.

    4- the telephone line that is pipped in for the infirm picked up a radio signal and during the public talk you could faintly hear a baseball game being broadcast

    changeling

    M Tuesday posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:09:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    3-When I was 3 years old we attended a KH in a very old dilapitated building. My dad was the cong. servant (long time ago) and was giving a talk. A bat landed on my arm and I screamed. My dad left the stage, came over and spanked me and went back and continued his talk.

    Did he get dinged for going over his time on the talk?

    M AlmostAtheist posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:15:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    One congregation I attended had terrible old sound equipment and it would occasionally pick up broadcasts. I don't think it was just radio, more like CB or something more one-on-one, since that's what it sounded like. Right in the middle of the meeting, there'd be some good-ol'-boy talking to his buddy over OUR speakers.

    Fun stuff!

    Dave

    M CaptainSchmideo posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:15:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    At my old hall, our sound system sometimes picked up incredibly strong Citizen's Band transmissions (remember those?) "BREAKER BREAKER!!!" It would definitely wake you up.

    At the same hall, a traffic accident up the block. Tires squealing, sound of impact. Several of us went out to "help" before the police arrived....

    M Low-Key Lysmith posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 17:21:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    We had a guy that came to our hall for a while that was quadroplegiac (sp?). One Sunday, during the WT study, he began to throw up. I'm talking about a prodigious amout of puke here, like a fountain. This began a chain reaction, with other attendees rushing to the bathroom with their hands clamped over their mouths. The image was burned into my young mind for quite some time & I had difficulty eating for a while because I couldn't shake it.

    M greenhornet posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 18:21:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    I remember when the circuit overseer would always run over on Sunday around 12:15 he was still talking. Just then a metal handicap young man would yell "when we going to lunch?"

    M thom posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:44:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    In 40 years of going to the KH nothing more than the same experience AlmostAtheist describes with the mics picking up CB's, and a few times the power going out. Neither of those was all that much of a disruption, we must have been too tired to fight.

    F restrangled posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 19:55:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    I remember when one of the Elder's sons was given his first big public talk.....After about 10 minutes he turned pure white and fainted dead away on the stage......he came to pretty quickly but had to be escorted off the platform....someone else finished the talk.

    The most hilarious episode was during a service meeting.....the fellow to give the next talk ran to the bathroom first, and then proceeded up the aisle from the back with about a 4 foot trail of toilet paper clinging to one of his shoes. He got up onto the platform with it and one of the "microphone" guys pulled it off.

    I don't think anyone heard a word he said.

    The worst was my own dad.....I won't relay the story here.

    r.

    M Zico posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:04:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    "3)A young brother who had the bible reading did not read it but he sang it. The brothers didn't stop him. The folks that were not paralyzed from shock excused themselves because they were laughing so hard."

    Hilarious! Did he have a good voice?

    The only one I can think of is a Ministerial Servant with epilepsy was giving a Public Talk and his nerves caused him to have a fit on stage, which was a shock to the audience.

    M jaguarbass posted Wed, 23 Apr 2008 20:09:00 GMT(4/23/2008)

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    I remember a book study back in Cleveland in the 60's a sister stood up and died. That was the end of that meeting.

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