This is a little story about JWs and prejudice: When I was a kid, maybe around 12, at this one district convention, a funny thing happened, it was almost refreshing to me. Anyway, a group of punks, you know, leather jackets, nails everywhere, dirty pants, huge mohawks, tattoos, the whole deal, showed up at the convention. They just walked into the hall, the big hall filled with men in suits and women in dresses, and then they sat down on the floor, in the back of the hall. They didn`t do anything, they just sat there. Everyones attention was focused on them, you might say they stuck out of the crowd, lol. And all around me, I could see people looking over to them, whispering, looking at them again, the rumour spread around the hall, because pretty soon, some guys in suits showed up. Elder-police, I guess. My dad, a MS, went over to the group of other guys in suits, in case they might need "assistance" (my dad was kind of a big tough-guy). I can only wonder what they were thinking: "Those people are here to make trouble...if it comes to a fistfight or some sort of brawl,this will be tough, but Jehovah will give me strength...(or whatever)". But the elders (or whatever they were) didn`t do anything, I guess they were a bit bewildered as to how to handle the situation, after all, the punks hadn`t done anything. They were just sitting there, and from the look on their faces, it didn`t even look like they had any suspicion that they were unwanted, or that people were staring at them. I have no idea why they were there though, maybe it was for the cheap food (sausages and mashed potatoes on paper plates and hamburgers), or to get out of the sun. But what was funny was the reactions from the JWs. And the elder-police stood there lined up around them, looking down at them, you know, with their hands on their back, not knowing what to do with the situation. I don`t think anyone heard a word the speaker said. The punks sat there for several hours before they left, quietly and with no fuzz, with the guys in suits escorting them out.
It was completely surreal. Two worlds colliding. But the ones that behaved the best, were the people of "this wicked system of things". I didn`t see them shake their heads or laugh even once, they were just sitting there listening. And every JW in the hall probably believed that it was the beginning of the great tribulation or something, ha ha.