This is so funny. I giggled all the way home. Mom had asked me to buy her some pretty stationery at the Hallmark store. So I picked some out and ran smack into a woman, (Jane) by the checkstand, who had been a VERY close friend in the congregation we went to. She jerked her head back to the cards, and I was royally shunned. I smiled and kept walking.
Then, I went into Trader Joe's, a few doors away (that's a great food store, in case you don't know) and ran right into a disfellowshipped woman, I knew from the same congregation. She is my age, (Betty) and we stood in the doorway, chatting and catching up, for about 10 minutes. I saw someone coming in, and looked up, and it was another dub, (Audrey) from the same cong. Shunned again!! This time, though, she spotted who I was talking to........the gal said those same two women shun her.........but then she IS df'd, and I'm not.........yet!! We laughed about being shunned, and I said "I can't wait to get home and tell my mother that two of her buddies shunned me, but I was warmly greeted by a disfellowshipped person." She hugged me, and promised to call me for lunch.
(I put the names in, so Princess will know who these women were)
Marilyn (aka Mulan)
"No one can take advantage of you, without your permission." Ann Landers