I was out in service with this sweet Asian lady and we had a rude householder. I guess it made her really mad. When we left the door, she muttered:” Next time I see you, there will be a bird sitting on your chest!”
Willow, this reminds me of one of my sisters-in-law. She's very feminine, very sweet and gentle. She and I always got along so well, I really liked her a lot.
Then one day - I was D'fd at the time but family were being nice at this stage - someone said how a young JW guy was dating a non-JW girl who was studying at the time. This girl made a complaint that her boyfriend's father had tried something on with her.
And my sis-in-law said "Oh she's not a JW yet. I wouldn't believe what anyone in the world says. And I wouldn't believe a word an apostate says either. They're all liars." Unbeknown to her I was already one.
Many of you know I was married to a non-JW psychopath. A lot of things he did and said were cruel, without remorse, and a sense of total entitlement - but sis-in-law's attitude and tone of voice was right up there with anything he'd ever said.
My second husband is the most disturbing person I have met,
A sociopath who worked on pity.
in laymans terns. bottom line fucked in the head, blame every one else and, well, bring down those around him!
Long story short, his mother was always a bit of a drama queen mess, abandoned him as a teenager, did a lot of dumb shit as mother, chose to stand by a sleaze bag pedo over her kids and family. dumb fuck kind of mother, who molded this already fragile person to be the perfect arsehole.
She converted to jw in her 60's and left the country to be rid of them, (and other demons of her own) in her 70's.
With 20/20 hindsight she was perfect fodder to raise cult children,
Some people are predisposed to this kind of thinking/behaviour?
My own family I grew up with disturbs me very much. How harsh and unforgiving and even downright mean they are to my bipolar sister. Yes, she did some things wrong 25 years ago and was DFed for a while, but she was reinstated and payed a very high price for her indiscretions. They just have no empathy for nor do they make any allowances for depression or mental illness at all. I actually think doctors messed my sister up by overprescribing medications to her. She had a couple episodes of convulsions and was never the same. She lives on disability, and till recently was pretty much sleeping her life away. A year ago though, she got a boyfriend and it’s as if she’s come alive again. He used to be a witness also. You should hear how they(my one sister mainly) love talking hatefully about her and him. I said that she wasn’t going to meetings anyway, they should be glad she’s happy. Everyone is supposed to be able to make their own choices. They say he is a “lowlife” and comes with a lot of baggag, but I said what do they expect? My sister has a lot of baggage. If they make each other happy - that’s their business. So much better than her wasting her life away in a depressive stupor. Live and let live.
Thehotone4u2: I'm not in service today. I'm watching football!
Sept 22, 2019 11:09:18 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: I'd like to use a stack of anywhere up to about 50 Watchtower and/or Awake! magazines for a light-hearted silly JW-fun-poking Halloween decoration idea I have. Any edition, any condition, any number, doesn't matter. Can u help me find some cheap? Thanks!
Sept 22, 2019 20:00:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: where are you based jokester? Maybe someone near you who can help?
Sept 23, 2019 0:40:00 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: Thanks, Jet. I just sent a letter to Wallkill HQ, I'll see how that goes.
Sept 23, 2019 7:01:22 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: awesome, keep us updated on your project?
Sept 23, 2019 13:14:46 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Hey Rush! How are things?
Oct 2, 2019 19:19:59 GMT -7
Arlis Scott: Hello Everyone! Just came back from my trip to Utah. Wish I had been able to go down south and visit Chris and family, but couldn't do it this time. But go a twisted left ankle on the last day I was there, got wheel chair though all airports. Ha ha
Oct 13, 2019 11:47:18 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hope the ankle is fixed up soon.
Oct 14, 2019 0:57:59 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Yikes! That's terrible Arlis! (I think!)
Oct 19, 2019 22:17:16 GMT -7
Rusholme: cheers everyone!
Oct 26, 2019 7:47:03 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: I have met and remet people from present and past lately, all good on all counts, all cult free, all happy, best live ever c
Oct 27, 2019 0:53:41 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: I am surprised at the number of people I know that used to be JW! Crazy! All happy!
Oct 27, 2019 20:32:45 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: Well I'm back to work y'all! Got a gig doing completions. I pays well and it's right up my alley.
Nov 7, 2019 19:57:51 GMT -7
Shimmerjet: hey mb x, and geeze hotone thought you retired?
Nov 8, 2019 22:05:25 GMT -7
Thehotone4u2: All my friends are dying! Putting another one in the ground next week.
Nov 12, 2019 23:16:16 GMT -7
friendlyjokster: Above, in Sept, I was looking for couple dozen Watchtower/Awake magazines. National HQ sent me to local. Local folks knocked on my door, gave me 1 copy each of 2 issues, and sent me back to National for bulk order. Oh well. Suggestions welcome! Thanks!
Nov 16, 2019 7:38:08 GMT -7