Ever had one of those conversations with a parent where you know that they're hearing what you say but they're not listening. They don't want to know the thing that you're saying, so they're nodding along and saying 'yes, yes, but.'
I have this same conversation with my mother every so often. I've been having it with her since I was about 14 and it goes the same way every time.
'Mom, you do know that I - '
'Yes, I know. But I think - '
So why do I bother? It's a dead air conversation.