When I was an active JW, everyone talked to me. When some were DF'd, they avoided me, not to be shunned. Now that I'm OUT of the org, "inactive since so many years", whenever I meet DF'd people, they won't talk to me much. Even if I tell them that I am no longer a JW, they don't seem to want to be friends.
Unlike here on the forum, we are united because of our past JW experience. I just found it odd that the same bond wouldn't happen with DF'd ones in my congregation.
I think that when they see me, they automatically think "JW", even though I'm like them now.
Do XJW of your congregation want to be friends with you or do they act as if they never knew you?