Here’s a good, brief example of my dad’s impossible-to-argue-with-illogical-round-logic.
Last night, he was scolding everybody because all the lights were on in the house, all of them, and we’re broke as it is.
“It’s going to be the air conditioning or the lights, take your pick!”
I didn’t say anything. See, everybody else in the house knows that I, who am very conscientious about saving money, am constantly walking around the house reminding people to turn off lights. It’s the first thing I do every night when I come home—turn off the lights in the hallway, kitchen, and bathroom, and demand to know why they’re on when nobody is using them. Every night, Psychobrat has some sort of smartass response about how I’m not paying the electric bills, so I shouldn’t worry about it, she can turn it off if she wants, turn it off myself, yada yada yada. So yes, they all know. Except my dad, who refuses to believe anything good of me, ever.
So he’s suggesting to Psychobrat that when she leaves the house in the mornings, she might think about turning off her television, radio, light, and fan, which are all always on all day. (Not the ceiling fan; I mean my fan that she stole from my room.)
She said something like, “I like to leave them on so they’re already on when I get home.”
He said, “So you just let everything run all day long!? You don’t come home until 10:00 at night!”
She said, “I like to have a light on when I get home!”
He said, “You could still turn stuff off! You get home when it’s still light out!”
She gets home when it’s still light out…at 10:00 at night? Um…okay.
I’m not sure if she responded to that or not, because that was the moment I chose to say, “I always turn all the lights out. That’s all I ever do is turn lights out, turn televisions and radios off.”
He looked at me for the briefest of moments and then turned right back around to bitch at Psychobrat some more. Hahaha. It’s like, “Shut up, O Stupid Daughter, you’re not even worthy of an argument.” I do, however, love that Psychobrat was getting the bitching instead of me. I was on his side here, however illogical his logic.