This came up in another topic and feel it needs a topic of its own. Does anyone else have experiences of meeting (cant use the word 'Brothers')men from high up in the borg and felt uneasy about it.
I was at Twickenham many years ago (about 20) and went to the admin area to get info about serving where the need was great (great plan that turned out to be) anyway there were two elderly yet autstere brothers standing at the steps to the main office area looking as though they owned the place, they had a real air of seniority and importance about them, I have no idea who they were, yet sense they were senior one was English the other American..
As I approached them expecting the sort of warm brotherly welcome you believed you would get from all JW's, I was treated in a very off hand manner. I was left with a very bad feeling, I cannot explain it, it was more than how I was treated there was a very cold negative vibe coming from them.
Never forgot that and never experienced such a feeling again and I have been in many different situations in many countries and cultures.
HI ALAN B.
I AM GLAD YOU BROUGHT THIS UP.
I HAD TWO EXPERIENCES LIKE THAT. BOTH INVOLVED MEN FROM THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF THE SOCIETY.
I DON'T KNOW WHAT RANKING THEY HELD.
IT HAPPENED AT TWO DIFFERENT ASSEMBLIES.
THEY LOOKED AT ME AND I HAD THE IMMEDIATE FEELING THAT THEY LOOKED DOWN ON ME LIKE I WAS A PIECE OF DIRT.
LIKE I WAS WORTHLESS AND OUGHT NOT BE THIS CLOSE TO THEM.
THE FEELING WAS DEEP IN MY GUT AND I FELT WHAT I THINK WAS EVIL.
THIS WAS YEARS AGO AND SOMETHING I WILL NEVER FORGET.
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Namewitheld wrote That's very weird, I too had a very similar experiance when I met Sydlik in Bethel. It was a hard to describe feeling of something deeply *strange* (very hard to describe) about this man. At the time I thought it was me, but looking back I wonder sometimes.