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 you 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!