I must be getting old.
When the young pups like Super Becka and Stilla (limited experience and bizarre situations) talk about how 'immature' men are, I kinda bristle. You don't really have anything to base "men" on other than a couple of random situations,gals, and let's be frank you are both virgins, yes? So you really don't know how men operate all THAT much. It is also a mark of immaturity to make a blanket observation about half of the world's population based on your limited experiences.
It still hurts a lot though because what we all go through or have been through is a very serious matter and I felt like he was poking fun.
You felt this way because you have been indoctrinated to believe that you "are a spectacle to the world" on Jesus' behalf. The truth is, JWs are a "spectacle to the world" because they are so freaking WIERD!!!!!
Somewhere back on the beginning of this forum I wrote about an experience I had with my husband while at a black tie dinner. Somehow we got on the subject of religion, and he spoke about how I was a cult member (ex) blah blah blah and how embarrassed he was etc etc. He wasn't doing it to be mean, he was just telling the truth. It felt like I was on the hot seat, people were saying, "I never woulda guessed!!! I'm glad the lights were dim because my face was burning. I didn't understand that they WERE being supportive by saying I was normal acting.
Even though embarrassed, I stayed strong, voiced the fact that I was born into it and had no choice. Also told all in attendance that my parents HAVE managed to stay married for 40 years, which was more than I could say for anyone at the table. THWAAAAAACK! (thanks UB). Everyone has an Achilles heel. You know what your is now, so make sure you are not SUPER SENSITIVE to it.
The point I'm making is, be prepared to have others (even those who love you) not understand completely the mindset and culture you have lived. He's probably a great guy and you're just projecting.
Loves Men (Even hardheaded ones!) Class