Date: January 08, 2018 04:33AM
I didn't believe my best friend in the ward, when she said the HT's spy on members--especially divorced female members, like us.
So, I was aware, when my HT's dropped in, unannounced as usual, just before dinnertime. I always kept my living room nice, too. But one HT asked to use our phone, and I excused myself to go get it for him, to plug into the living room phone jack. He insisted that he wanted to use the phone in our kitchen. He went in there, and my kids told me that he took a good look around. He blew his nose, and asked where the trash was--we figured he was looking for wine bottles or coffee grounds or maybe cockroaches?
Meanwhile, the main HT had asked to use the bathroom, and I focused my attention onto him. I led him down the hall, as he peered into my children's rooms. I showed him the bathroom, then ducked into the next room, to listen through the wall, and I heard him open the medicine cabinet! The running water did not cover up the sound. He slowly and quietly opened a few drawers.
When everyone came back to the living room, I was furious, but I smiled and said, "I'm sure we passed inspection." I just thought I had peculiarly nosey home teachers. I was too stupid to realize this was cult policy.
If the Mormons trespassed into my privacy, in my own home, I felt I had a right to not let them into my house, in the first place. I set that boundary, and told the kids, and we never let them in again. "Now is not a good time." My kids liked for me to say, "We were just on our way out," and we would drive to the convenience store for a treat. LOL