Lately, I have been encountering several JW's who are out placing flyers inviting folks to the upcoming District conventions. I am usually out for my 10:00 - 11:00 am lunch stroll and when I walk the streets of nearby residential areas, I have been seeing several JW's out in service (I counted 12 yesterday - 8 women and 4 men).
In 4 instances over the past 9 days, I have placed myself in a situation (such as sitting on a park bench that is along the sidewalk they are on or stopping my stroll before they get to me) and each time they just smile and say hello and continue on their path. Not once did they try to engage me in conversation or attempt to witness to me.
Back when I was in, I would always talk to anyone whom I encountered during my door-to-door strolls, especially if they seemed to give a friendly nod. What has changed?
P.S. I dissassociated back when I was in Dallas, TX, so no one out here in Northern California knows who I am.