There’s always one.
  1. You’re represented by a mailbox in the rearview sticker family on your mom’s SUV.
  2. Your relatives won’t let you near fireworks on the Fourth of July because of a shared dream they all had.
  3. When you went to college, your parents made you study your brother.
  4. In every family photo, you appear as a wisp of dark smoke.
  5. Your dad has taken you aside and said, “When I’m with you, I feel like my name is David Condom.
  6. The thought bubbles that appear above the rest of your family’s heads are filled with the image of a fox chewing off its own leg to escape from a snare trap, but the thought bubble that appears over your head is filled with the image of a fox chewing off its own leg for no reason.
  7. Your biological parents demoted you to being their adopted child.