Miz, one elder's wife quit speaking to me because her husband would always ask for my help on Service Meeting parts or commend my well-thought answers at the WT study.
I kid you not.
I also knew all the Kingdom melodies by heart, and would sing soulfully.
That was another bone of contention with her.
I'm sorry Syl, but I have to say that you were the one at fault. Instead of accepting her husband's request for assistance, you should have first taken the matter in prayer to Jehovah so that you could have made sure of the more important things. (Phil 1:10) In this case, the more important thing would be consideration of this poor woman's feelings. If you had prayed to Jehovah, and asked for a portion of His spirit to be upon you, to help you recall Biblicle examples of spiritual stalwarted individuals who humbled themselves on behalf of their fellow man. Remember the story of Joseph and Potipher's wife? Joseph rather than give Potipher's wifes booty a ratta tat tatta, he said aloud, "How could I do such a wicked thing?!?!" Syl, you could have taken the same position with your singing by occasionally screaching or singing off tune, thereby humiliating yourself and encouraging the wife of this elder. You also could have stuttered when commenting, or peppered it occasionally with "umm", or "ugh", or "I lost my thought."-Col 4:6