Yeah, McD's is the most horrible crap on the planet, but about every 6 months I get breakfast there. Anyway, it was 9:00 on Saturday morning. I was going in the door when I heard, "Wing Commander, hi how'ya doin?" It was Elder Former-Catholic-with-6-kids-and-lowly-job. Now, this Elder is a nice guy, but really short in the brain department. He is very much a sheep....baaaaaaaaah.....and not a good shephard at all. So we make small talk and I can tell he's going out in field service as he is dressed nice, etc. He asks how my mother is (ticked off for the last 7 years since my father got ill and died and no one cared to call even) so I said she's doing fine. (since the fade, anyway) So anyway, after he said about that he was going out to cover territory he then states he's with his daughter, who's in the car. I'm thinking, "She's in the car? You've been standing in line 10 minutes and it's 28 degrees F outside, and you didn't think to ask your adult daughter if she'd like to come in? How freakin stupid are you?" I almost said it aloud. To me, it really showed how this old geezer was still living in the 1950's and treating women like property, and like she didn't have any feelings. Also, why go preach to others when I'm standing right here and you know full well my non-JW wife wanted to know more about the religion (just as to beliefs, etc, not to join - but they don't know that) and I haven't been there since the last Memorial? Why not mention that? Or that a Memorial is upcoming in a few months?? This really showed me how they don't give two shits about people who already are (or were) in their religion, they only just care about putting in time and recruiting new idiots that they can turn into mindless drones/zombies.
I walked out the door with my breakfast thinking what for a douchebag this guy was, and he was supposed to be an elder? What a fine bit of "shepharding" and "encouragement" he gave to me - phffffhttt!! Do you think maybe I give out a "I'm too smart for your shit" vibe? I'm starting to think that. Anyway, this was my encounter last Saturday. Hope it was good for a pathetic laugh.