Well my "winter' yard decorations have caught the Elders attention !!!!!

by troubled mind 42 Replies latest jw friends

  • troubled mind
    troubled mind

    Wow I guess the Elders still do exisist ! I wasn't sure since they have only stopped by once in the last almost four yrs.

    Here is what has them all in a tissy.......

    I guess the lighted deer and lights on the railing screams CHRISTMAS .....I was going for Cheerful winter ,guess I overshot.

    Here is how the conversation went :

    Two Elders :all big smiles and friendly " HI We were just stopping by and wondering if you were aware of the meeting time changes ??? "(goes on to elaborate the BIG changes . Could we come in and talk for a moment ?"

    Me: "Yes actually we are aware of the new changes ,but as you can see I am really sick today (I have a bad cold and sore throat )And I don't want you to catch anything ...." ( keeping them on the porch out of sight of my 3 minature trees inside the living room :)

    Elder : "Well the thing is we were just wondering because of your decorations outside ....."

    I interrupt and say "Yes isn't it pretty makes gloomy winter so much more appealing ! " excitement in my voice ..

    Elder: " well yes I know you have always liked to decorate ,but what we want to know is are you now celebrating Christmas ? "

    Me: " Well I'm sorry like I said I'm sick and need to go in now ,bye ."

    Elder: " Can we come by another time then ?"

    Me: "Sure ,another time,"

  • The Scotsman
    The Scotsman

    Yep - looks like you are well and truly rumbled.

    You will now be disfellowshipped and die at armageddon.

    ps = have yourself a merry little christmas.....

  • Heartbreaker
    Heartbreaker

    Grr! So damned nosy! Sorry you had to endure that, for the record I think your winter decorations are adorable.

  • troubled mind
    troubled mind

    I have discussed it with my husband and I don't feel they deserve to know anything about my personal life ,and when they call again that is what I will be telling them .

    I don't feel any need to send a DA letter and because we have been inactive now for almost four yrs, without any sheparding on their part they no longer have any say or privilege to information about our personal lives .

  • The Scotsman
    The Scotsman

    ((( we have been inactive now for almost four yrs )))

    Isn't it disgusting that they still hold people accountable for their actions even after such a long time.

    Your decorations look great.

    Heavy snow here in the west coast of Scotland tonight - very festive.

    The Scotsman

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    You`ve been gone for 4 years..

    Your a big girl..

    You don`t need to answer to anyone..

    I like your Decorations!..

    ......................... ...OUTLAW

  • jamiebowers
    jamiebowers

    If I remember correctly, jws have a BIG problem with wreaths, even ones that aren't Christmassy...but for the life of me, I can't remember why.

  • lovelylil2
    lovelylil2

    I like your deer. I wanted one like that but have nowhere to store it. They will probably be back within a week so be ready. If they think you are doing Christmas, they will automatically DA you.

  • Perry
    Perry
    Elder: " well yes I know you have always liked to decorate ,but what we want to know is are you now celebrating Christmas ? "
    Me: " Well I'm sorry like I said I'm sick and need to go in now ,bye ."

    That's Priceless.

  • shopaholic
    shopaholic

    You should have greeted them at the door with a cheerful "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Solstice".

    The reindeer and the wreath with the christmas theme ribbon definitely said christmas and not winter wonderland. But after four years, they should have just kept walking.

  • HappyGuy
    HappyGuy

    Did this really happen?

    They are upset because you have a lighted deer on your lawn and a wreath with a bow on it?

    Geeze. I wouldn't have been that nice about it.

  • Mary
    Mary
    Elder: " well yes I know you have always liked to decorate, but what we want to know is are you now celebrating Christmas?"

    Translation: We're looking for an excuse to disfellowship you even though you haven't been to a meeting in over 4 years.

    What a bunch of wankers. If they come by again, do not let them in the house. If they ask if you're celebrating Christmas, just look at them in shock and say "I can't believe you even asked me that!" and slam the door. Either that or if they ask about the decorations, I'd say "I didn't realize that either lights or deers were from pagan origin."

    Oh hell, just don't answer the door.

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    All the decorations are eay to explain away..

    The "Sled and Wreath"..

    It`s an Old Sled..

    Your Grandfather was killed on it..

    When he was a child..

    ............................. ...OUTLAW

  • OUTLAW
    OUTLAW

    The "Deer" is easy to explain too..

    We had a storm last night..

    A power line fell on the dog..

    Thats all that s left..

    .

    ............................. ...OUTLAW

  • leavingwt
    leavingwt

    Elders: "We've noticed that you might be exercising your First Amendment Rights. If there is one thing Jehovah doesn't like, it's when somebody exercises their First Amendment Rights."

  • NeonMadman
    NeonMadman

    The only thing you said wrong was this:

    Elder: " Can we come by another time then ?"

    Me: "Sure ,another time,"

    A better response might have been, "I don't see any need for that." (or something to that effect).

  • thetrueone
    thetrueone

    You should have just said " Well fellows I guess you noticed my Christmas decorations so does that tell you something ? ".

    You should never bow down to these guys they are on a power hunt and a guilt trip and in their own little minds

    they think they have the power of god to do just that. The best part of this visit is they most likely wont come calling again,

    now that they know you do not want to take part in their power scheme.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    just remind them katie jackson is too...

    oh and i love the just stopping by...meeting times line! like yeah right!

    oz

  • Jadeen
    Jadeen

    I love the sled and wreath with the snowflake in the middle!

  • AK - Jeff
    AK - Jeff

    They may try and JC you even if you avoid them.

    Big question is: Do you care?

    I was out for three solid years when I got invited to a JC. I gave them a DA letter. If I had it all to do again, I would just have invited them over, and then mooned them, told them to kiss that bare ass, and then invited them back out. Course , I was not as brave then.

    Jeff

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