The Co-Worker JW

by berylblue 12 Replies latest jw friends

  • berylblue

    As some of you may remember, I started a new job a month ago and discovered a co-worker was a JW (saw an "Examing" book in his drawer, and he spoke of not celebrating birthdays). Well, one day some of us newbies were talking and somehow someone started telling really bad JW jokes. Now, all during HR indoctrination, we were told never to make jokes about someone's religion (duh) because that person could be offended and report the source of the jokes. I just said, "You might want to re- think the Witnesses jokes, there may be some Witnesses here".

    (Now, keep in mind that my "team" members usually just blow me off anyway, and it is sore point with me. My tendency is not to speak up unless I'm 99.99 percent certain I am right.)

    "Don't be ridiculous. There are no JWs here."

    "Yeah, Rose, I don't think so either."

    I probably would have let it go until someone said, "You don't know what you're talking about." To me, those are fighting words, since when I do finally open my mouth, it is precisely because I know what I'm talking about.

    "J. is a witness."

    "No way. "

    "No chance."

    "Why would you say that?"

    I explained about the birthdays, and the Examining book. To which one replied, "I read "Our Daily Bread" every day, I'm not a Witness."

    I explained how only baptized JWs can get this book.

    They were so adamant that I was wrong that I just said, "Fine. I'm wrong."

    Damned if the next day one of my bitchy team members said to J. "What church do you go to?"

    I actually felt sorry for him. Been there, done that....the unexpected question, the reluctance to disclose...

    "Well, uh....well, I don't go to a church. I go to a KH, I am a Jehovah's Witness."

    At that point, the discussion ended when a supervisor came by.

    Due to my merciful nature I, of course, resisted the urge to say to her, "Told you so."

    The story is pointless; I'm just bored. And upset. Damned Mother's Day.

  • ozziepost

    This is quite a revelation, Beryl. People are telling JW jokes???????? Struth, I can't see even the fadeways would find much to laugh about!! Or could they......................???????

  • El Kabong
    El Kabong

    It amazes me how some people could be so ignorant at times.

    At least you got to know what kind of people you are dealing with. The Mouth goes on and on while the ears are closed to the facts. Unfortunatly, these type of people are everywhere.

  • CC Ryder
    CC Ryder

    Hi Beryl..Thats an interesting post. I noticed that people in general do not notice JW's and aren't familiar with the literature. Usually the only way they find out is when they ask them to join in birthdays or holidays. I found JW's keep a low profile. I never did. I have a very friendly nature and was always well liked by fellow workers even after devulging I was a witness. Last year Tink and I went to an ex-JW meet-up and I was suprised to see a fellow worker there who worked in one of our other buildings. I knew him as a fellow worker, but had no idea he was a JW. He had recently faded at the time of the meet-up, so while he was active I would have never known unless I point blank asked him, which isn't usually a normal question to ask someone...LOL..CC

  • gumby
    The story is pointless; I'm just bored. And upset. Damned Mother's Day.

    Actually, the quote above was the best part for was funny, and I have said the same thing many times.

    I'm sure it will be a joy for all your fellow workers to watch J have to explain themselves throughout the year as to why they cannot do this and that.

    Thanks for the thread rose..................................and it WASN'T boring either!


  • rocketman

    Sounds like you potentially saved these people's butts beryl....and it's likely you'll get no thanks for that. You also did the jw a favor too....and likely won't be thanked for that either. In fact, he's probably wondering who 'ratted him out'.

  • Stephanus

    No Jehovah's Witness jokes, Ozzie? The following are sampled from:

    I learned something the other day. I learned the Jehovah's Witnesses do not celebrate Halloween. I guess they don't like strangers going up to their door and annoying them.
    - Bruce Clark
    Do you know what it's like to have one already in the house?
    - Julie Barr (comedian) about her sister, a JW
    What do you get when you cross a devil worshipper with a Jehovah's Witness?
    Someone who goes from door to door telling people to go to hell.
    I'm a Jehovah's Bystander. We's like the Witnesses, only we don't wanna get involved.
    - Flip Wilson
    Three Religious Truths 1. Jews do not recognize Jesus as the Messiah.
    2. Protestants do not recognize the Pope as the leader of the Christian faith.
    3. Jehovah's Witnesses do not recognize each other at the porn shop.
    Two Mormon missionaries were walking down the street when they ran into two Jehovah's Witnesses coming directly at them from the opposite direction. The elders stopped, and one of the Jehovah's Witnesses said, "We don't move for false witnesses."
    One missionary said, "We do," and they went around them.
  • cruzanheart

    Aw, c'mon, berylblue, say "I told you so" to your co-worker! It's a very healing experience, especially if you accompany it with a stuck-out tongue.


  • Ravyn

    This couple go to a pet store to buy a parrot. The owner of the shop
    has one they just love, but he says it is a trouble-maker. He says it belonged
    to Jehovah's Witnessess and it has been returned three times... he says if they
    buy him it cant be returned again!
    They say ok and take the parrot home.
    The first Tuesday night the parrot starts squawking loudly saying...
    "get your books get your books! go to bookstudy go to bookstudy!"
    They think it is cute.
    Then on Thursday night it starts squawking again and says
    "get your Bible get your Bible! go to Ministry School go to Ministry
    They think it is cute.
    Then comes Saturday morning and the bird wakes them up screeching and
    "get your magazines! get your magazines! go in service! go in service!"
    They are not as impressed this time...
    Then Sunday morning comes and bright and early the bird starts in.
    It says...
    "get up get up! go to Kingdom Hall! go to Kingdom Hall!"
    The husband is upset and he takes the bird and slams it into the wall
    as the poor bird's broken and bleeding body slides down the wall it

    "no blood no blood! "


  • Vivamus

    Actually told by a Brother...

    A touringbus is so unfortunate as to get involved in a major accident, and all die. As the group of newly deceased arrive at the gate of heaven, they are greeted by Peter who welcomes them to heaven.

    Peter askes them where they want to spend the next eternity, protestants,, catholics, you name it, Peter's got it. So, a bunch of people tell their chosen religion, but there is also a group that really don't know, so one of them asks if it would be possible to get a tour through heaven, so that they can decide more easily....

    Naturally, this is no problem, and so Peter takes the newbies on a tour. They cross many grand buildings, some are adorned with beatiful sculprures, some buildings seem to be a rockparty with the singing and partying that goes in there. At each building Peter explaines what the religion is, and so they pass the catholics, protestands, etc, etc...

    Suddenly Peter stops dead in his tracks, gets al serious and tells his group of newbies that they have to be absolutely silent, and stay hidden. They pass this sober and boring building, and Peter makes sure no one inside can see the group of newbies .... When they have passed this building one of the newbies askes a bit puzzled who those peope were... Peter replies with a bit of a sad smile "Those are Jehovah's Witnesses, and they think they're the only ones in heaven" ...


    Actually, it sounded more fun while I was a witness myself

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