I had an ex-JW uncle of mine visiting me yesterday from another part of the country. I usually only ever see him at weddings and funerals but we keep in touch on Facebook. We were catching up in my place with his wife when about an hour into the visit there's a knock on my door, this was about 4pm.
Strange... the only people who ever knock without calling me first are the postman and my ex-wife.
I open the door and it's a face I recognize from my last congregation. He's about 70yo and was one of those members that goes to the KH, sits at the back and never goes out in service. A loner.
Confused as I am I'm polite and warm to him. Then I notice that he's clearly drunk or something and he says "I know I'm not supposed to talk to you..."
I interrupted with "You can do what you want you're full grown man".
Then goes into a rambling rant about "the truth" and "the world" and "sticking to our decisions". He claimed that people in "the world" would slit your throat as soon as look at you. Also that he would never keep the kind of company that I keep.
Obviously I didn't want a visit like this but I couldn't resist the urge to debunk his views. I told him that doesn't make any sense. And he doesn't know the company I keep. He replied that he only has to look at people in the world and see what they're like. That someone last week was shot in the street.
By this point I'd remembered that this conversation is pointless and a waste of my time. So I politely told him that I have family here, that I wish him a good evening and began to close the door. He looked at me surprised and said "what family?!!" (because surely they should be shunning me).
I bid him farewell again and closed the door. From the window and seen him shrug to himself and walk away.
I'm tempted to write to the congregation telling them not to send any more drunk members to my home, but then I'm not actually bothered about getting him into trouble. Poor guy is probably turning to alcohol to survive being in a cult.