Went to District Convention this weekend with no Badge brother talks in 3rd person to Witnesses "Who's this guy? A study? WTF

by Witness 007 28 Replies latest jw experiences

  • Witness 007
    Witness 007

    A brother who's a friend of mine introduces me...but I have no "Keep on the Watch" badge so he stares at me...then where the badge should be...then back at me...turns to the brother with me ignoring me and says "Who's this guy? Is he a study.." He had a smug ass#ole look on his face. Like people without badges can't talk. "No, no he's been a Witness for years, he's my Mate!" He then ignored me. Dumb ass brother!

  • Black Sheep
    Black Sheep

    It doesn't take long to whip up a lapel of your own.

  • Satanus
    Satanus

    You didn't have the hive scent;)) Bzzz bzzz.

    S

  • Jim_TX
    Jim_TX

    Just calmly reply that you don't have the 'mark of the beast' - like he does.

    (Oopsy... that won't be good - if you're trying to keep a low profile, eh?)

  • WingCommander
    WingCommander

    Wow.....the gauls of that douchebag!!

    I would have calmly asked your friend while looking right at him if he had lost his Christ-Like love, or if he always was like this??

    And they wonder why membership is down and they can't get any new converts. Pfffhtt!!!

    - Wing Commander

  • OnTheWayOut
    OnTheWayOut

    You say "Jesus ignored the apostles when they didn't wear their nametags. Just because he was perfect, they expected him to keep track of their names, but there were 12 of them all kissing his ass. Hard to individualize."

  • AWAKE&WATCHING
    AWAKE&WATCHING

    Shunning the badgeless, Christian love at it's finest.

  • Billy the Ex-Bethelite
    Billy the Ex-Bethelite

    Nice badge Black Sheep!

    007, did you talk to your friend about this dude afterward?

  • keyser soze
    keyser soze

    Are you complaining about being ignored by these douchebags? Being ignored is generally my goal at JW-related functions.

  • lepermessiah
    lepermessiah

    Man, this reminds me of a personal experience. Not totally the same, but along the same lines.

    I was traveling for business and all I had was business casual clothing with me on the trip. The trip was absolute, pure hell. I was treated like garbage at the satellite office I was at, I was working 12-14 hour days, and was under tremendous stress. It was about 7:00 PM one evening, and I had a particularly bad day. I thought "boy, I wonder if there is a KH nearby - it would be nice to see some of the "FRIENDS" LOL!!!

    I looked up the hall, and sure enough, it was like 5 minutes from where I was working. So, I run over there, and arrive late at the meeting in my khakis and golf shirt. No one gave me the time of day when I walked in, so I finally seated myself. The meeting was pretty funny as I had no literature and I was bored out of my mind. Someone finally half-heartedly gave me a song book to use.

    The best was after the meeting - I felt like I had leprosy. Literally, ONE couple who was about my age came up to me and spoke to me. Before they came up I stood there like a [email protected]$$ waiting to be approached. They were actually very nice and I enjoyed chatting with them. The rest of the congregation gave me smug looks, etc.....Gee, I wonder what an "interested" person off the streets would have thought.

    The best part was when I was speaking to the young couple, they asked if I was visiting for the first time at the KH.

    I said No, I am an ELDER, was conducting the TMS, Service Overseer at home, etc.......I was just having a lousy day and thought it would be nice to see some friendly faces. I should have stayed at the satellite office, at least I could have watched TV while working and being treated like dirt!!! LOL!!

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