While doing some editing for my upcoming novel, I encountered this paragraph:
With a few lamps on in the living room, I sat on the couch and watched my father pace while he read me the riot act, disgruntled and cranky from the late hour. Gotta say, he did a decent job of broadcasting ‘supremely pissed off parent’ considering he wore a dark green bathroom and matching slippers. I would think the whole ‘dressed for bed’ thing would undermine his credibility, but nah, his anger still came through fine.
Did you catch the mistake? People don’t wear bathrooms. True story.