The elders have made another effort this week to corner me - without success I might snicker.
But I had a hunch that they would show up today while I was mowing the yard and the g-kids were in the pool we set up in the yard today - and there would be no hiding that we were home. So I laid in a contingency plan for that.
Part of it entailed the extreme heat we had in the afternoon here - it was brutal and the humidity was worse. It was clearly a three-beer afternoon to mow the yard.
The Plan; to make them sit in the patio area while I changed into some clean clothes. Then when I appeared, maybe 20 minutes later, to offer them a cold beer to drink. By now, sitting in the heat with the suits on, they would be ready. But alas, they would be 'on duty' and so would have to decline whilst they watched me down a nice cold one in the 'small talk' portion of the match.
Then it would be time for them to 'serve'. I would return the initial serve with a stinging volley of my own questions about the unloving attitude they had personally shown toward myself and my family while we were in borgdom. Heavy emphasis would be on John 13:35 which I planned on reading from thier own copy of the Bible while I drank my brewsky. With each attempt to 'serve' I would volley back to the net with a hot question that put them on the hotseat again. I would never let them in charge of the conversation. And I would never state anything that would be constued as proof of my 'apostate' leanings. I would avoid that with the oldest Watchtower trick in the book - Ad Hominem attacks on the men sitting there, by now as hot as a 14 year old pubert at the XXX theatre, and with no beer in their hands to cool down with.
At the moment when they began to feel that I would have to let them speak, I was planning on announcing that I had urgent business to attend to - move to my car and leave them sitting in my patio with the look of a schoolboy just dropped by the head chearleader. Then I would pull away with a honk and a smile.
But alas the bastards did not show today. End of story.