Yes, I avoided a few, cause I knew how they would try to manipulate me in doing more.
I also avoided a brother in particular that was VERY manipulative, who would say, "what are you doing tomorrow"....so I would say, "I don't know yet, it's not tomorrow yet....then he would say, "come and pick me up, we will go out in the field service".....then I would say, "I'm not sure if I'll be going out in the field service tomorrow, I'll see that tomorrow", then he would say, "why wait for tomorrow, lets get organized now"?......or he would stop over my place and say, "Are you happy being single"? and I would say," I don't mind"......then he would say, "Well, wouldn't you be happier if you were married? don't you think you'll get married one day", so I say "maybe, time will tell"....so he says, he would like to meet a sister too so why don't we go to different congregations sometimes and have a look arouond and see if there are any single sisters"....so I say, "if you want to go, you don't need me", then he gets angry becasue he doesn't want to go alone.
He is a brother that constantly is manipulating everyone. He is in his mid 50,s and not so good looking and single and a pain in the a** and most in the congregation know that but are polite with him, but distant.
So, since he is single, he tries to hang around with the single brothers to manipulate them again and again...
Once about 10 years ago, he came over and knew I was inactive, and said to me, the assembly in Montreal will be next week, are you going he asks? I said I don't know yet. Then he replied, "Do you atleast feel like going, as to make me feel bad.... I said I don't know, maybe i will maybe I wont. There might be a snow storm and I won't go...lol
He had an old car back then, and was trying to get a ride with me so that he wouldn't have to take his car.
Yes I avoided him all the time, so did many...
Oh, and once he organized a pre jWatchtower study at another brother's apartment, just single brothers, so that we could be well prepared for the Watchtower study on Sunday....
So, about 7 or 8 single brothers showd up, so did I, and I remember an elder saying not to do this because its a group within a group and it wasn't right because the Watchtower didn't organize it....lmao
That brother was pissed.....and I was happy... I didn't need a 6th meeting