A couple winters ago, it was my turn to "lead the group" in field service. This was after the Sunday meeting. At the time, there was a young woman from out of state who was attending one of the local universities. (yeah, yeah I know) Any way I took the group to a neighborhood that has the reputation of having some hostile residents. Mostly Catholic neighborhood. I worked by myself that day as there was an odd number of people out and I didn't want anybody to be by themselves. Me personally I like working by myself. Now that young woman I mentioned, was along with her partner at a house next to the house I was standing at. She rang the bell, and after a minute or so, a guy comes to the door. She went through her presentation, and this guy says to her and her partner, "I'm not interested. You people are a cult!" He said it with the firmest conviction. Then he closed the door on them. The look on her face was priceless. A combination of horror, and bewilderment. I felt so bad for her, because it was painfully obvious that she not only didnt expect that, but wasn't used to that kind of treatment either.
Ever since then I never saw her in field service again, and her meeting attendance became inconsistant. She blamed it on the lack of time because her schooling schedule was too demanding. She's since graduated, and I've seen her website and it looks like she has a promising career ahead of her. I hope the best for her. But this thread jumpstarted my memory, and I wonder was it that householder's opposition that was the end of her field service career. I'd LOVE to show you guys her website but I'd give myself away in the process. Plus I wouldnt want to throw her under a bus.