Sounds like your dads not that bad. just a little stubborn. Arent we all!! people his age grew up in the depression and they tend to still have habits from that. Most of them never throw anything away until you throw it away for them and they save money anywhere they can, even if it is only 2 cents. This is the way he was raised and theres nothing wrong with that. There are extreme cases however, I knew a lady that was always hiding her old briefs and trying to rinse them out, hang dry , and reuse ( Yuckkkk).