A few weeks ago, in a BlogTV.com chat, someone asked if Master had specific rules for me to follow, and at the time, I said “not really”. The truth is that there are very few rules, but I also think that so many of our rules are so ingrained in me that sometimes I forget that I am doing them! The absolute number one rule is:
That isn’t hard, right? Most of the time it isn’t. I love obeying and being a good slave. There are times when I do have trouble with certain orders though. I’m working on it and trying my best to get past those. I’ll never be 100% perfect, but I’ll always try my best.
We have a couple of “situational” rules. For example, I’m supposed to always walk on the side of Master away from cars when we go out walking. This is usually the “inside” if we’re on a sidewalk. It can get a bit more complicated than that depending on where we’re walking though, and if it gets too confusing, Master will tell me which side he would like me on. This goes the same for when we are at an event or concert/etc.
I am not supposed to sleep on Master’s side of the bed, I am to sleep with my wrist cuffs and sometimes my ankle cuffs on. Occasionally he will lock the cuffs. I am not supposed to argue when Master says it is bedtime. There are some other rules as well, but I think you’re getting the point. These rules all basically boil down to “rule #1.” Obey Master.
I’ve talked to lots of other submissives, and many of us tend to agree – so many of the things we are supposed to do are obvious. If there are chores to be done, Master isn’t home, and I have unsupervised time to myself – then I should probably do the chores before I sit down to do whatever else it is that I want to do. I’ll admit upfront – I am not a service oriented slave. I do many things like dusting, scrubbing the floor, dishes, laundry, re-organizing, putting things away, washing the sheets, making the bed, etc out of love for Master. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they are things which get me wet and that I love to do though. Common sense is my guide in most cases though, and it is easy to figure out (if I need to on my own) what will make Master happy.
Does he want to come home to a lazy slave who has catered to her own whims and not done anything for the man she married? Or does he want to come home to a fairly clean house and a smiling slave ready to serve him? The answer is clear to me. I don’t need him to micro-manage me. Yes, I love micro-management when it happens, but I can run on auto-pilot when need be. That’s what I think service is about. Following directions whenever you are given any, but also being able to think and reason on your own and figure out what will make your Master pleased with you.