So some background -- I have two JW relatives. My grandma is something like 85 yrs old and has been a JW for most of her life. She pretty much believes everything from the WT and has dedicated her life to it. She is also probably the nicest person in the world. The other relative is my aunt, who is absolutely bat s--- crazy! (She met her now-reinstated elder husband in a mental hospital if that helps explain anything.) She is also probably the biggest attention whore on the planet ...and it's not hard to get attention when you're whacko. My grandma and aunt both go to different halls.
My aunt has been bugging her elders for awhile about my grandma because my mom, who grew up as a JW but was never baptised (phew!) and is "worldly" or whatever, takes care of my grandma -- including her medical care. (My aunt is under the impression that my mom is just waiting for my grandma to get a hang nail so she can rush out and get her three blood transfusions.) Each week my mom takes my grandma out to do her shopping, run errands, and takes her out to lunch where my grandma will have *one* beer. (After being a JW for 50-something years she probably needs a lot more than one beer!) So my aunt tells her elders that my grandma goes out drinking with her worldly daughter every week. She repeats this enough and finally a mini goon squad of two elders show up at my grandma's apartment.
Grandma answers the door finding these elders there and invites them in. The first thing one of them says is "Oh, I see we interrupted your gambling" because my grandma was playing solitaire on the computer. So the bottom line of the conversation is they tell my grandma that if she has time for gambling and drinking then she has more time for field service.
Fast forward to this past weekend and my grandma is out in "the service," falls, and smashes her head on the pavement. She wasn't seriously injured (she's a tough lady!), but what would they do for her if she was seriously hurt? Would they just be worried about whether or not she's going to have a blood transfusion, or would they actually be taking care of her medical bills or something like that? Would they even ask for financial help from the people at the hall? (Having been a JW for most of her life, my grandma doesn't exactly have any money.)