This was so important to us I forget the dates we got the kit, early Spring maybe??
An Elder called my wife. He had something very important to give us. Wanted to know when we would be home? For us, almost anytime, we work out of our house.
She told me about the phone call wondering what he was talking about? I joked he must have had our disfellowshipping papers.
Later that week, we ran into him at a restaurant. He repeated, "this is very important!", will you be there on Saturday?
"Sure" I said. "What's this about?"
"I can't talk about right now, but this Saturday, I will answer your questions." Now I'm feeling like I'm in a cheap mystery TV show.
Saturday comes. Another phone call. "Will you be home? This is VERY important"
"Yes. Come on by". Now I'm thinking this is big, it must be a letter from the GB with their personal apology.
The car comes into our driveway, but its not his car, but some other JW I don't know. So we go out to meet him. Sort of like the prodigal son, but in reverse.
After proper introductions, he reaches out with "the packet", keeping his distance like he his feeding an Alligator.
Smiling, he says, "Its some very important information for you and your wife to consider. Please, we'd like you to read it together and talk about it. Then, I would like to come back and discuss it with you." You could tell he had been rehearsing this line like a convention demo.
I promised I would. I lied like a JW. I had no intentions of reading this.
Back in the house I tossed it on the table. My wife picked it up and translated it for me, seeing as I no longer speak JW.
"What do they want?" But acting like I don't care.
"They want us to come back and oh, get this. They have new and improved shorter meetings"
"Is there an apology for the treatment they gave us? If not, don't share any more with me."
She put it down.
Next episode: My answer to the 'brothers' or rather, what I made my wife say to them when they came back.
Did anyone else get "the packet?" How did you react?