They start so innocently and with no insidious intention.
Knatte: “Did you turn off the lights?”
Fnatte: “Yes, except the hall light because you were still up.”
Knatte: “Don’t use me as an excuse. You forgot the light on, again…!”
Fnatte: “Why don’t you just turn it off? Its on your way to the bathroom…!”
Knatte: “Because you have to learn to turn off the lights.”
Fnatte: “Can’t you just turn the light off without making the biggest fuss about it?”
Knatte: “Noooo, because then you will never learn!”
Fnatte: “But…it is not such a big dea…”
Knatte: “Of course it is! Imagine if you forgot a candle! One day, you will kill us in our slee…”
Rude interrupt back.
Fnatte: “In these xx years, I have never forgotten a candle on. Why would I forget it now?”
Knatte: “hehehe, I love you, but anything could happen with you! It’s as though you have dementia or something. Remember when….”
Fnatte: “Please don’t drag the past into this!”
Knatte: “But it is relevant! Last year, after the new year party, you forgot the kitchen ligh…”
Even more rudely interrupted.
Fnatte: “We had been drinking! You forgot it too!”
Knatte: “Oh, so now you are turning it round on me? Typical!”
Fnatte: “Please shut up and let me sleep!”
Silence. For like 3½ minutes while Knatte brushes the teeth.
Knatte: “I can’t imagine how it will be like when you get dementia or Alzheimers”
Fnatte: “Oh, not to worry darling. That will be fun! Whatever I have, you will catch it too! We will just walk around turning the lights on and off and then arguing about it!”
Knatte: “Oh, so you will get old with me, then?”
Fnatte sighs heavily.
Fnatte: “Come to sleep! Did you turn the lights out?”
Knatte: “Please don’t start that again! I am very tired…”
Fnatte: “I did not start anything…”
Happy new Year! May the Light be with You!