When we first left the Witnesses, it took conscious discipline to use everyday manners. We adjusted quickly. My JW aunt visited us. When she sneezed, my little sister boomed "God Bless You" spontaneously. You could hear a pin drop. She was upset but we told her my aunt should apologize. If we put with the JW nonsense, they can tolerate harmless behavior. Show me where it says the phrase cannot be uttered in the Bible.
Same aunt, different season. Our Christmas tree was full of ornaments and lights. It was majestic. When I was a child, two twigs would be sufficient. My aunt had to use the ladies room before seeing her md across the street. Little sister calls me at the law firm. She can't find mom and does not what to do. I told her to grab some sheets, see if anyone was underneath and throw it off the fire escape. I had stomach pains. Christmas trees are normal.