I cannot believe how credulous many JWs are regarding the religions near obsession with supernatural beings. Apparently young kids misbehaving is a result of demons.
What irritates me the most is that this woman was more concerned with an alleged person with a "dangerous mind" placing the tract she left back on the car, than the fact that she left two children alone in a parked car. This is the epitome of a warped brain.
I was out in service one day, by myself and my four kids. We were working some new territory and I was still somewhat new to the whole work... I came to a trailer that had "No soliciting". I left two kids in the car and had two with me and I thought out loud to one of them: "We're not trying to sell something, but I'm still not sure if we're supposed to knock or not..." I decided to leave a tract and ask someone later (it was a three time territory so I could go back to it soon).
That was the last house on the street, so I drove to the next street to work the last 5 houses. The one street was up a somewhat steep hill from the other street and it was more than a few strides from one to the other... Again, I left two kids in the car while I got the houses.
When I got to the last house I FROZE. I was overcome by an INTENSE drive to get back to the car. I could still see the car but I was uncomfortable with having left them alone, and they were parked in front of a Real estate business, so no people was out milling around or anything.
So, I wrote it off to being worried for having left them alone...
I got back to the car, opened the door, sat down and yelled to the two kids to get off the floorboards where they were playing and get their belts on... As I was about to back out and drive away I saw, RIGHT in FRONT of me was that tract that I had left at that trailer.
The kids saw no one and heard no one... The person had to have watched where we went and then walk up the hill and just to give me back the tract.
I SMILED from ear to ear. I was so happy that someone had been so considerate to bring me back the tract instead of throwing it away
jerry later told me to throw the tract away because the person has a dangerous mind to have done something like that, but I wrote it off to him being overly protective. I didn't throw the tract away... I kept invisioning a little old lady walking up the hill on her cane just to return the tract, all the while hoping I'd know to bring her a different one seeing how she already had the one I left. (And I think I have no imagination any more
Then everything bad started happening. The kids were horrendous. even the two "good ones" *G* And I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what the kids' problems were 'cause it was SO unlike them. And then my mind went back to the tract. We were visiting my granny that day and she had me do an errand-- while out I tore that tract into pieces and threw them away at Wal-mart
Whether anything had to do with anything doesn't really concern me-- but it was definitely a learning experience to say the least! I no longer work territory alone with all four; I no longer question my hubby when he says do something (well, usually