I was sitting at a local city event enjoying watching an activity. A friendly looking woman dressed in blue jeans and a floppy hippy looking top came and sat down besides me. She notices I am sketching and says she likes to do this too. She was so nice and humble seeming I did something I never do. I gave her my name and phone number in case she wanted to do some urban sketching with a local group I belong to.
Then she abruptly gives me a business card and tells me she gives free bible study lessons with her phone number on it. Sure enough it had JW.org on it. A few seconds later she was gone.
I felt sort of used. I know they used to call that incidental witnessing or informal, who knows what they are calling it now. It bothers me for a several reasons. First she pretended to be interested in something that I doubt now that she has any true interest in, to start a conversation. Dishonest. Soon as she got my contact info, she launches into her real reason for talking to me. Third, it distracted me from enjoying the event, and fourth, she made no effort at all in discussing any useful topic or conversing with me further. It was as shallow as it could get. I remember when I was a JW, I did try to bring up something interesting. Is this the way Witnesses roll now?
I felt so depressed I got up and left. On my way out, I spotted formally dressed Witnesses with a lit cart at one of the entrances. At least that is honest.