Thursday, 13 April 2006

Home alone

For a (happily) short period recently The Other One was heavily occupied elsewhere for reasons not entirely unconnected with open heart surgery, and I found myself with unwonted domestic responsibilities. These turned out to be rather less onerous than I had feared, and I summarise below my approach to them:
• Bed-making. Unnecessary: it’s a duvet, so I just got out carefully in the mornings.
• Shopping. I like this anyway. I find that a bit of suggestive banter at the checkout sets me up for the day.
• Cooking. This too I like, and when I got bored with it there was always M&S.
• Dusting. Certainly not. What’s the point?
• Vacuuming. Had good intentions, but somehow didn’t seem to get round to it.
• Keeping up the supply of ice. A constant pre-occupation but not too tiring.
• Giving TLC to the cat. A doddle. She slept whenever she wasn't dribbling on my keyboard.
• Watering the seedlings in the greenhouse. Tough one, this: it meant going right to the bottom of the garden, EVERY DAY.
• Putting out the rubbish. Only once a week and no problem when it’s not raining.
• Washing up. (Doing the dishes as those other people call it.) I've always been a bit of a whiz at stacking the dishwasher. And we’ve plenty of crockery, so the rest could be done every third day, or before meals.
• Dealing with Jehovah’s Witnesses. I tried hard but didn’t succeed in converting any of them to my own beliefs.

All in all, an interesting experience, though I am glad it is over. And probably The Other One would say the same.


Danny Haszard said...

Up close and personal Jehovah's Witnesses can be wolves in sheep's clothing.

Think about this-When the devil comes knocking on your door he may not have the 'dark goth look'.They could be smartly dressed and wielding the Christian Bible.

I have Jehovah's Witnesses family in the usa who practice the Watchtower JW enforced ritual shunning that i have not seen or heard from in 15 years.

The central CORE dogma of the Watchtower is Jesus second coming (invisibly) in 1914 and is a lie.Jehovah's Witnesses are a spin-off of the man made Millerite movement of 1840.

A destructive cult of false teachings, that frequently result in spiritual and psychological abuse, as well as needless deaths (bogus blood transfusion ban).

Yes,you can 'check out anytime you want but you can never leave',because they can and will hold your family hostage.

The world has the Internet now,and there are tens of thousands of pages up from disgruntled ex-Jehovah's Witnesses like myself who have been abused by the Watchtower cult.

Jehovah's Witnesses are often a mouth that prays a hand that kills.The Watchtower is a truly Orwellian world.
Danny Haszard former Jehovah's Witness X 33 years and 3rd generation

Tony said...

Why, thank you, Danny, I note your comments. I am not sure which are the most deluded and sinister bunch of fruitcakes—this lot, or Mormons, or Scientologists. Not much to choose between them, probably.
All good wishes.