I have a new resolve. It is not I who is bound by borg rules any longer, so why do I not speak to ppl I have known my whole life. I live in a small town and regularly see JW old friends. I have decided to start to say HI rather than buy into the whole thing and "they ignore me so I will ignore them." I find that often df'ed ones still follow the rules of df'ing by not talking or saying hi to JW's. Hell, LET them ignore you. THEY will be uncomfortable. Honestly, it is very fun and it alieviates some of the feeling of isolation and shows them who is really acting like a Christian, puts responsibility on their shoulders AND hopefully helps them see how silly it is to ignore me. I won't HELP them anymore in their efforts to forget I exist. I WON"T act guilty anymore!!!!!!!!!!! Real examples I have done: I will do more as well.
Saw older lady from cong so said, "Hi...(name)! You are looking well, glad to see it!" She smiled at me and I took my leave smiling.
Passed teenager on field, no one else around, I said, "Hi there (name)" He ignored me. I said under my breath, "How rude" and kept walking.
Saw old best friend at garage sale...I said, "Hi (name)! Boy your kids are growing!" She smiled and said, "So are yours." I took my leave.