In line for a ride at Knott’s Berry Farm:
Son: Why don’t we just cut like those people? No one stopped them.
Dad: If we all did that then no one would be adhering to the social contract and we would have anarchy.
Son: What is “anarchy”?
Dad: When no one follows the rules or recognizes the legitimacy of authority.
Son: That’d be cool.
Dad: Then everyday at our house is pretty darn cool.
Son: [smiles knowingly]
After seeing people with a Fast Lane pass get on a ride right away while waiting in line for 20 minutes:
Son: Why didn’t we get a Fast Lane pass?
Dad: That would have been very expensive for all of us. The Fast Lane passes cost more than the regular tickets. They’re for the 1%.
Son: What is “the 1%”?
Dad: People with the most amount of money.
Son: That’s not us?
Dad: Well, compared to you I am the 1%.
Son: Then why didn’t you buy us Fast Lane passes?
Begging to stay and go on one more ride:
Son: C’mon . . . please.
Dad: No, we have to go now.
Dad: Because I said so.
Son: Ugh! I hate that reason.
Dad: Welcome to an absolute monarchy.
Son: I prefer anarchy.