1. If you're being a dick, your access is denied.
2. Saying you're sorry is great, but it will be met with an implied and undefined penance which you are expected to decipher.
3. If I'm being a dick, assume it is justifiable.
4. Emotional rent must be paid to earn certain privileges. For example:
- If either spouse wants a night out with friends, dinner must be made and/or the dishwasher must be emptied.
- If teenager # 1 wants to use the car, politeness is required and the living room must be free of dirty socks.
- If you don't want poop in your new boots, take the dog for a walk.