For background info: Two Elders Came to Visit this Afternoon
So I'm at work tonight and just before the coffee shop closes, I run downstairs to get something to drink to tide me over the next several hours. As I approach the kiosque, I see a familiar face approaching from the opposite direction. It is one of the Elders™ from our former congregation. He's staring at me as though he's seen a ghost. I smile and offer a confident greeting. He splutters and says hello and explains that he's there visiting someone from the congregation who just had surgery. I ask how his family is doing and he tells me how the children have grown up so much. I share a little information about how my family is doing - everyone is happy and thriving, life couldn't be better! For someone who used to be such a Good Friend™, he couldn't even remember my kids' names!!
He asked if I'd ever thought about going to Meetings™ - all I said was that I knew where the Kingdom Hall was and if I ever felt like going, I would. He said "We'd love to see you there. We really miss you." I chuckled and said "I don't think the congregation would really appreciate how outspoken I've become over the last few years - they'd be shocked that I'm not the same quiet Sister Scully that they used to know."
Then he asked me if he could bring over any Literature™. LOL.... I told him that I have all the Literature™ I need and then some, and if I needed any I knew how to get it. At that, he ske-daddled on his way, and I got myself a tea.
I still can't get over how he seemed to be so intimidated by me, and how small and puny he seemed to me.