Haven't posted in a while but I guess it's time for me to vent and you guys to be entertained.
I am spending a week at my in-laws, this is the first time I have seen them since I quit being a JW and told my wife that she could accept being in a "divided household", quit being a JW herself or get divorced. Needless to say she stayed and they think I am jerk.
Sohere is the highlight of the visit:
I went to the grocery store with my 22 year old brother in law ( who is currently DF'd for the second time, claims he wants to be a JW but he has a favorite on his computer that said "F**Kbuddies.com/ a dating website or something to that effect and spent a night in jail in the past week) We get back from the store and his father starts chewing out another brother in law for having an an open alcohol container in the vehicle (he never went with us). I made the comment to my wife that I did not appreciate him associating me with this action especially in light of my BIL recent problems with the law. I did not make a big deal about this but everyone knew I was not happy.
Then my mother in-law decides to tell her super righteous husband I was not happy and this jack-ass decides to confront me. Now this is a sport for me, so I respond "Just because I no longer buy into your false religion, don't assume that I would allow your son to put himself in this position.
He starts yelling at me and I am trying not to laugh And tells me not to call it false religion in his house. (I am ready to get a hotel room but still have a wife to keep happy) After him ready to blow a gasket everything settles down.
Fast forward to the next day; my kids worldly cousins dont want to come over because of what happened last night. So after prying out of my wife what exactly they said, she tells me all the kids including my own thought I was being ganged up against. Win for me!
So now my worldly in-laws feel that because I don't believe the "Truth" the dubs are ganging up on me. It's actually a great result because admittedly, I was pushing his buttons with no fear of any consequences (except my wife wasn't too thrilled).
Oh yeah I almost forgot-after the dinner prayer, I made the sign of the cross on my chest when I noticed he was watching me just to add fuel to the fire.