Originally Posted by NovemberRain
It is his way, and it really isn't malicious. It's a lifetime of protection. I have learned to tread with caution, and as long as I remember he's usually lying, I'm less likely to get attached to the words or to any potential meanings.
I relate to living with this. It can help to repeat back to him what you heard him say and clarify that he's not going to be pissy and passive aggressive on you (getting drunk and FORGETTING to show up to something).