Not all money is good money.

by purpleplus 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • purpleplus
  • purpleplus

    Let's try this again...

    Who on this board can relate to this experience?

    I recently saw a "brother" while I was out and about. He asked if I still do the freelance work that I've done in the pass, because he and a sister needed my services. As much as I could use the money, I told him I don't freelance anymore. I could have done it, but I don't want any unnessary contact with "the friends". I've socially disassociated from my witness friends to facilitate my fade. If I would have accepted the job, imagine the exchange during downtime, "how are things? How's your husband? Do you think he'll accept 'The Truth'? You haven't visited our congregation for a while. Do you still go to $%^&*(#@ congretation?"

    The encounter was brief and he went away. Please share your thoughts and/or similar experiences.

  • snowbird

    I try to avoid the JW's at all times.

    There's a little store around the corner from me that allows the JW's to work the entrance and parking lot with their literature.

    I never go there on Saturday mornings; I don't want to run into any of them with their fake smiles and prying eyes.


  • Robert7

    I have usually avoided doing business with JWs. Their quality of work was never anything special, and usually (in my experience) they many times were sub-par, which created some awkward situations since there is a personal relationship at some level.

  • rebel8

    If I wanted the $ and could do the job while completely avoiding small talk, hell yeah, I'd take the job.

    During and after borgification, cultists took a lot from me financially, sometimes w/o my permission. I see no reason to take their $ now if they want to hire me. Their money's just as green.

    That doesn't mean I wouldn't be like this the whole time, but there are many clients I don't like.

  • purpleplus

    Good point Rebel8.

  • WTWizard

    True, there is bad money--and not counterfeit money, either. Once I bought an air conditioner from a witless (this was when I first became a witless) who was studying with me. I found with the directions four $50 bills. Retrospectively, I now believe that it was put there on purpose to make sure I was "ready" for baptism (suppose I would not have checked the directions until the humanoid was disfellowshipped, dope?). When I reported that money, not only I could not keep it (which wouldn't have been that bad in itself), but I had to put it in the Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund! No, he would not take the damn money and do it himself--that slimebag had to get MY hands dirty on that money!

    Now that was bad money--I would have been better off had that envelope just contained the directions (which, incidentally, I did not need since it only took me about ten minutes to figure out how to run that electricity hog anyways).

  • rebel8

    One time I worked with dubs and they tried to witness to me. They probably hired me with the intention of doing just that, but I never agreed to any such thing.

    I used the broken record technique:

    "I'm not going to talk about that."

    "I'm not going to talk about that."

    "I'm not going to talk about that."

    "I'm not going to talk about that."

    If that doesn't work, I usually start with subtle things that act as repellants, such as letting a Harry Potter book stick out of my briefcase.

    If that doesn't work, I escalate by drawing pentagrams on things. That has yet to fail.

    I'm serious.

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