WT does not attract normal people! That is a good example how pathetic and petty the women are toward others! Many so called "sisters" are wanting bull shit attention,and will belittle anyone along the way to meet their emtional needs!
Your probably not the only one who walked away from this ladies rudeness feeling like you just wanted to slap her down. Do not think too much about it but next time call her out by letting her know that her attitude is rude!
I have been in several churches, and so far the most dysfuntional group toward fellow members are the JWs. Hands up!
I can assume because:
Other churches share so everyone knows what is going on with another member. Women are doing things together during the week so they are not emotionally starved for attention.
I bet not one sister talked with you as to why this lady behaved this way?
Jehovahs Witnesses are taught not to gossip. We were taught to PUT UP WITH ONE ANOTHER including behavior because everyone is imperfect and one does not know what the individual is going through in their personal life.
If you asked another sister why sister was rude most likely you would get dinged for gossiping! Your hurt so someone hurts you more!
Perhaps someone over heard the conversation she/he can not help you understand due to gossiping rule! Instead of helping they are worried about becoming "Marked" for for life as a trouble maker who gossips.
I have not been in other churches who take helpful gossip as a sin!
Healthy ladies would want to help you understand. Churches have womens groups so women can bond! Most ladies would want to help you through her rude behavior yet maintain a healthy friendship with Ms.Rude lady.
Your Health Issues:
Hopefully, your hot flashes might get easier mine did. I had two surgeries for endometriosis and they were like c sections.
A little personal history: I grew up with doctors and elders stating that I would die during any operation! I survived the elders and petty sisters stigmas. Doctors were afraid to operate without blood. I heard lots of rude comments toward other ladies. I survived the elders manipulation and doctors fears!
Wishful thinking, God already did that one :-)
Hope that helps!