In his response to a simple, sarcastic away message, my father offers further proof that overanalysis is an inherited trait:
Auto response from (me): at the mall. like, totally!
(dad): I hope that this means that you are feeling better today. What are you buying at the mall. I know that you do not like to shop much and therefore wonder what your excitement is about going to the mall except maybe that it means that you are feeling better.
DAD, ALL IT MEANS IS THAT I NEEDED TO GET OUT OF THE FUCKING HOUSE FOR A COUPLE OF HOURS!
Thank you. Sorry about that.