Ozzie's Weekend Poll #58

by ozziepost 21 Replies latest jw friends

  • ozziepost

    G'day all,

    How's your weekend going? Fine weather here in Oz with bright blue skies and very cool nights - it's mid-winter.

    Mrs Ozzie and I have been feeling a bit jaded as a good friend and colleague died last week and the funeral was on Friday. Events like this leave you a bit...well, you know, low. We heard about the death of poster Jemimah during the week, actually the same day, so it was a "double whammy". Still, just this aftrenoon (we call it "arvo" here in Oz) something 'nice' happened. A kookaburra appeared in our backyard. A rare event indeed! It surprised us how big it was - just like a big cat. It just sat.....and sat. Unfortunately a magpie swooped and attacked it on the side of the head whereupon valiant Mrs Ozzie went to its defence! Then she left a large slice of best bread on the fence for it and a large slice of ham. She's nothing if not generous, our Mrs Ozzie! Delightfully, it then flew to our washing line and then right up to our back door. The intrepid Ozzie took his camera and using his long lens took aim. I hope it was in focus! The photo is in landscape and I hope it comes out OK.

    Anyway, now's the time for reminiscing, for sharing etc, so how's about our weekend polling session?

    I thought this week we could focus on the Borg's claim that it alone is a "spiritual paradise" inhabited by a "loving brotherhood". So this week's question is:

    Amongst the dubs, how often were you invited out for a meal?

    1. Often (at least once a month)

    2. Sometimes (at least once each six months)

    3. Occasionally (once a year)

    4. Never

    So, we're looking forward to reading your responses, and don't forget.........


    Cheers, Ozzie

  • smack

    twice in 21 years


  • ozziepost


    Maybe we should've had another category - once in ten years!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, Ozzie

  • Vivamus

    Ozzie and Mrs. Ozzie

    Actually, I was invited quite often, two three times a week. I was popular


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  • Maverick

    The invites seem to be in proportion to any events happening in my life. Example, when all was fine, never. When I was going through a divorce, after each meeting. Once the ex got reinstated,at first ,every meeting, then never. It appears they just wanted the low-down on what was happening and once they got it, they were done with me. Maverick

  • rocketman

    Maybe once every six months.

    We went through a period where we had jw friends over almost once each week. That got to be tiring though, and was seldom reciprocated. Of course, when one invites people over, one should not do it with a view to being reciprocated anyway, so it was no biggie.

    Actually, the jw lifestyle keeps people so busy, it's hard to have dinners and get-togethers.

  • blondie

    I would say about once every 6 months.

    It is in proportion to your perceived spirituality and importance in the hierarchy. When I was a single female publisher, once a year. Older people and single parent families....almost never unless they band together and have get-togethers.

    Like rocketman, we invited many over and few reciprocated (although they did invite others over). We just weren't on their A list.

    And as Maverick mentioned, I went through a time period where a roommate of mine was having serious problems in the congregation, boy, was I popular then, they just wanted to pump me for information.

    I did not factor in hospitality when my husband was the public speaker.

    And the brothers and sisters in the congregation do have others over on a fairly regular basis (1-2 times a month). You just have to be in the right clique. Towards the end of our attending meetings, we were in such a clique. Widen out is just a phrase that JWs hear but do not practice.


  • berylblue

    maybe once a year at best

  • Mulan

    It cycled for us................but usually it was: 1. Often (at least once a month)

  • gumby

    1. Often (at least once a month)

    Usually more than that as there was nothing to do in the small town I was in for most of my dub life.


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