Well, the District Convention of the Jehovah’s Witnesses (gosh I can’t believe I typed all that) came and went here in Hampton, VA and apparently our district is large enough to require two weekends at the coliseum to get everyone. My wife went both weekends. The first weekend, she went with some of her friends at her congregation on Friday and boy was she super zealous that evening, all ‘on fire’ and what-not, and talking about how good the talks were, etc.. She did not go the first Saturday or Sunday because her mom was coming to town the following weekend for the second convention.
Her mom stays at our house and my wife goes all three days. Now my super zealous mother-in-law would not dream of leaving the convention in the middle of the day for she wants all her spiritual food. She is also the type that likes to make friends with others (someone my wife wishes she could be like). One of the people she talked to told her that they had a time share in Williamsburg and my mother-in-law’s response was, “Can I come?” Apparently, she does this a lot as this is how she gets invited to different places by the people she meets at these assemblies and conventions. While she technically does not really invite herself to these events, I can imagine how awkward it would be for someone she just met to respond. Saying no would appear rude and that’s just not how witnesses are supposed to roll, right? I suppose they could come up with a quick excuse if they wanted to say no and save face.
Has any of you seen this kind of behavior at the conventions? Has any of you ever had someone, like my mother-in-law, ask out the blue to come over to your place or gathering? How have you responded and how has this made you feel? Perhaps this really does not go on very much at all and I am just blowing smoke.