What do you call the the action of making up or seeking very illogical, unreasonable and unimportant ("excuses") or/and ("objections"). I wonder what idiom/expression/verb do you normally use for that?
Example for "objections":
Husband: Surprise! I have concluded the contract and we will fly tomorrow to Rome.
Wife: Wooow! Wonderful!
Husband: Here are some photos from the five-stars hotel in the heart of the Rome. Have a look on them darling. Meanwhile, have you collected your stuff sweetheart? We should leave at 3 a.m. and we're really short of time.
Wife: Oh, honey; I know that I told you I'g come along with you, but I've changed my mind now! I cannot accompany you!
Husband: What?! What's the matter?!
Wife: Nothing, I just don't like the color of the rooms within the hotel!
Husband: Ah; .this is..................../ you're ........................
The only word that I know as a verb is nitpicking which based on dictionary definitions has nothing specific with making up / seeking "excuses" or "objections".
Giving too much attention to details that are not important, especially as a way of criticizing:
Example: If you spent less time nitpicking, you'd get more work done.
Please let me know what native speakers use in this sense?