I’m just sitting by the beach and I was thinking at just how oblivious I was to the religion that I followed. I have mentioned this in past posts and am using this experience as an example not so much to demonstrate what happened but more of my reaction to it:
There was a KH in my local area that 5 years previous had internal renovations done it. To be fair this work was required on an old and out dated hall. 5 years latter the same hall was completely stripped out and another renovation was done on it. I was opposed to this and voiced my opinion on why would a perfectly good hall that had a refurb done on it 5 years ago need to be stripped out and done again. There was nothing wrong with the hall the way it was. Needless to say it still went ahead at great cost to the locals. Shortly after this Reno it was mentioned that the neighbours were complaining about cars been parked out side their houses. I thought that was odd. Considering the hall had been there for many years, and a person buying a house there would sort of expect that. Why would they start complaining about this only after the Reno’s and not before and why hadn’t somebody made enquires with the neighbours before work proceeded. This all struck me as odd and I was going to be more confused again. It was then decided that because of the car parking problem with the newly updated hall that this wasn’t fit for purpose and the hall had to be sold and a new one built. The hall was in a very affluent and established part of the city. I also thought if the neighbours were complaining about about the parking from the JWs then they were certainly going to be complaining when they found out it was going to be becoming a community center with even more cars. Wt walked away with just under a million dollars from that sale. This is going back a few years so the hall would be worth much more than that. Looking back it just amazes me that despite how much this troubled me , I was just so brain washed and trusting that I failed to price it all together.