I wasnt the most academic of children although I had some capability but I could read quite well by the time I was 4 years old at least for my age; I have always read as a child and still read now as an adult both professionally (research) and for pleasure. I have always been able to write too...and pretty much advanced as well as my peers did in School...perhaps I am lucky, I certainly feel like I am when illiteracy amongst adults and children is rife at present...however.
I remember when I was 16 the WTS in the UK were pushing through a scheme teaching those who were not as able to read and write...and an elder in the hall made a point of coming to me and suggesting that I should actually attend the training!!!....I explained that I could read and write well enough and didnt need to be taught basic literacy... he said that I might learn something new and should respect Jehovahs order of things and show appreciation...I did decline his kind offer rather abruptly....but WTF?? Needless to say I didnt attend but how condescending....especially so when hearing him read the Watchtower on a sunday morning was bloody painful.
It cant be the only incident where the elders have made remarks like this so I thought I would ask you lot about your experiences.
Whats been the most condescending thing said to you by an elder?