It's a very rare thing to be invited to my parents house for dinner any more.
I don't mind! Their JW crap just annoys me and I cannot stand their arrogant attitude so it suits me to never see them if I can help it. However, they are they only relatives that have anything to do with us, bar my sister, so we make and effort and go when invited.
The drawback is, them rambling on about other 'family' gatherings that they have been to that we are no longer permitted to attend. I don't mind! I can't bear ten minutes with the arrogant so and so's.
Out comes the constant rambling on who has what illness in the congregation! Just about every JW I've ever had the misfortune to meet is ill with something!! Then there's the moanings about, 'I've never known so much sickness going on! The world's never been so bad before. The end must be coming very soon!!!'
I explain that there are more age related illnesses around as people live much longer now then they ever did before. I explain that AIDS, which at one point in the 1980's was feared to devastate half the world, is now an illness, as terrible as it is, but one that can be treated with great success!
But this causes a huff and a puff reaction!
To be quite honest, I then reverted to winding my fanatic JW Mum about anything she said. I know I'm getting to her when she starts jumping about clearing up, huffing and puffing!
I wish my parents would shun me! I wish they would be like my husbands family who turn their backs on us all, even though they only live a hundred yards up the road.
I can't bear the arrogance in the voice of a JW!
If Armageddon was a reality, I'm absolutely certain that the first people God would wipe out would be the JWS!!!