My fleshy sister is seriously getting to my nerves. She's my only (and younger) sister, and as you know, is married to an uber-Circuit Overseer.
Since I went back in, she developed the annoying habit of, every time she phones me, asking: "Have you been to the mid-week meeting? Have you been to the weekend meeting? Have you been out in the field service? Have you seen this month's broadcasting? Have you seen my email with the photos...? Aren't they wonderful? Doesn't it look like we're already in paradise? blah blah blah...." It's nauseating and I'm going slightly mad with it.
A few days ago, I freaked out.
To her great surprise, I chastised her on the phone, said I wouldn't tolerate anymore that sort of questioning, that attempt to control my life, and that she had no business in prying into my life. She got silent, and I knew she was perplexed. She was babbling ... "What is this now?". Was this enough for her to stop her inquiries? Yes, but....
She didn't waste any time taking advantage of her position and influence, and I'm positive that she went around my back calling Bethel, and spoke with the sister that gave me the 'recovery study', that happens to be the wife of our COBE and a member of the branch committee. As a result, now I have a group of zealous sisters from the congregation suddenly all over me, like a swarm of bees, pressuring to make arrangements to go out with me in the field service, even calling me on the phone past 10 pm! I imagine that my dear fleshy sister might have told the Bethel sister something along these lines : "She's just spent two weeks vacation with her "big bad wolf" apostate husband [EdenOne] and her inactive son! Two weeks without meetings and preaching! What bad influences she must have been exposed to! We MUST help her NOW!"
Help!!!!! Get me out of this cheap B movie.
I've decided that next time I attend meetings, I'll arrive late and leave early from the KH, so to avoid most of these unwanted contacts. Any other thoughts or suggestions?