"Can I have my attorney Teddy Ruxpin, Esq. look this over first?"
This old "Adjustments To Allowance" document that redditor Stephalei found in her father's nightstand goes to show you just how differently various families function. This five person unit seems to have been set up like a functioning state, with formalized regulations and legally-binding contracts.
I've known other families that were much closer to dictatorships, with strong taboos against questioning the ultimate authority of the ruling class. My family was more like a bunch of adolescent boys stranded on an island in their underwear. (I'll miss my brother Piggy till the end of my days, but he just had to go.)
(by Dennis DiClaudio)