You all know my feelings about going into boring, sermon OT at church. Nevertheless, during our meeting today I thought of a fantastic method of getting a marathoner off the pulpit.
We have all seen how the Oscars or the Emmys handle this type of unfortunate situation: Music interrupts the speaker and progressively gets louder and louder until their voice is inaudible. Finally, a couple of beautiful women in long, flowing dresses accompany the offending party off the stage. This would be perfect for our ward! We wouldn't even need women, just a couple of Beehives in long, flowing dresses. The Bishop could just nod to the organist that time was up and she could play softly at first. The volume would increase ever so slightly until the speaker would have no choice but to sit down in shame. I would be willing to volunteer our ward in a pilot program until the church decides to take this worldwide.