Saturday, May 21, 2011

My New JWBFF

How come I didn't think to have a So We Missed the Rapture -- Let's All Eat Ice Cream party?  I have heard of several people throwing their own version and I feel like I've missed a golden opportunity.  Next time some wackadoo predicts the end of the world you're all invited over to my house for snacks and dancing.

Speaking of the imminent destruction of the earth, I have a new Jehovah's Witness BFF named Jason who first came by a few months ago and dropped off some reading material and then came over today with an invitation to a big convention they're having next weekend - the theme of which is "Will the Earth Be Destroyed".  When I saw the flier I said, "Well, not today, right?"  And he gave me a puzzled look.  Then he said, "Do you think the earth will be destroyed?"  And I said, "Well, that answer would take a bit of time," and giving it another go added, "but fortunately we dodged a big bullet today and you folks can still hold your convention."  I feel really lucky that I didn't try to high five him right then because as it was, he hadn't heard of the rapture prediction.  And he wasn't exactly picking up on my sarcasm because he proceeded to show me a handful of scriptures about the earth not being destroyed.  And then he showed me more scriptures about people not being able to predict the end of days and then he went for the hard sell on trying to get me to their convention by saying on Sunday there will be live costumed productions of Biblical stories.  Pass.  Although I am very curious about Jehovah's Witness services and I'm contemplating, if he ever stops by again, inviting myself along with him to church.

6 comments:

abby or mama said...

So funny! I also had a JW BFF a few years ago that would come by almost every Saturday, so funny, I just never had the heart to be rude. Then hubbie was home once and started preaching to her, didn't go over so well. You should head up a new activity, costumed musical bible stories at church, you really aren't that busy with Primary, YW Camp etc., ha-ha!

Heidi (Todd) Broberg said...

:)Still laughing...

I was sitting in the dental chair the day before the prediction (it was on the tv screen while she was cleaning my mouth), and she said she was worried because her daughter was at camp. I said obviously I'm not or I wouldn't be sitting here, right?! She thought that was hilarious, and left me with my bib on and a vacuum in my mouth to tell her counterparts!

Valerie said...

Forget it. Someone who doesn't get a joke like that on a day like that? It's not worth it.

Rach said...

I think I've been living under a rock, because I didn't realize I'd survived the End of Days again. Dang! I would have done something special. I guess I should pay more attention to the news so I can be ready for the Big Day. I so love that you have a JW BFF. It's just too bad he doesn't get jokes.

Heath said...

I think you can still have your So We Missed the Rapture -- Let's All Eat Ice Cream party. I mean, we did survive, right? ...even if it was a week ago...
In fact, I think you should have ice cream every day as an I Survived Another Day celebration. You totally deserve it.

Empress of Venus said...

His name is Jason. Avoid at all costs.