Thursday, July 26, 2012
Many of you are curious as to what my list of rules consist of.
In many of my blog posts I have made the comment that my disciplinarian, Professor, is not a micro-manager. I've also said several times that Professor has given me very few rules to follow, but that those he has given me can easily apply to just about everything I do in my life.
Just the other day I referred to my list of rules in a post and a regular reader of my blog sent me a private message asking what exactly my list of rules consists of......so now I will indulge her, along with the rest of Blogger as to the details of my rules list.
#1) "Honesty.....you must be open and honest at all times and about all things." This is clearly the most vital of all of my rules, for obvious reasons. Professor & I's relationship is one based on open communication and a solid foundation of trust. He expects that not only will I answer any question he asks honestly, but also that I am open with him which means I do not omit or hide things from him.
#2) "Do what you know is right." This is one of the rules that I say can be easily applicable to everything I do and/or say. Professor expects me to not only know what is right, but to also *choose* to do the right thing....which is not always easy.....as with my confrontational tendencies, sometimes it feels good to lash out even though I know that refraining is the right thing to do. See how this one can cause me some problems??
#1) No more than 2 (two) alcoholic beverages when I go out and choose to drink
#2) I must take my medication as prescribed & follow the medical advice of my colleagues (this probably sounds like a no-brainer to most of you, but working in medicine I tend to diagnose & treat myself without regard for others advice....Professor finally put his foot down on this issue and I am learning how to be a patient now rather than the provider...its not easy.)
#3) Only allowed to purchase 1 (one) designer handbag a month (unless I get prior approval for some special buy 1 get 1 sale...which never happens with the purses I love)
#4) Only allowed to drive 10 miles an hour above the posted speed limit ~OR~ be the 3rd fastest moving vehicle on the road within reason
Restricted/ "No No's"
#1) No more consuming 5 Hour Energy Drinks (Ignored the Cardiologist so Professor now mandates it)
#2) No cursing
#3) No hands-on use of cell phone in the car (No text, IM, email, etc...ONLY hands-free calls)
#4) No chopping off my hair
#5) No hitting anyone for any reason unless it is in defense of my or another persons' life
#6) No one else can/will spank me.....I am *His*. (The only exception to this rule is Professor & I discussing the idea of Him taking me to another disciplinarian of his choosing for a punishment session with Him present to assure my safety.)
Rules for Punishment
#1) Punctuality: No "Natalie-time" (I have broken this one twice and OMG it sucks)
#2) Only speak when spoken to AND directed to do so. Answer all questions simply "Yes, Sir" or "No, Sir" unless asked for elaboration; if directed to elaborate, do so immediately & respectfully.
#3) No fidgeting, shuffling, etc......stand still with hands at your side unless directed to do otherwise (i.e. kneeling, sitting, etc)
#4) NO GUM
#5) When in the corner, hands on your head with fingers interlocked
#6) No reaching back or covering to block swats and no rubbing afterward (Professor promised me at the start of our 1st session that if I ever did this, he would make me a very sorry girl....I've not ever been stupid enough to test him with this rule.)
#7) Maintain eye contact when you're being spoken to (This one is hard for me and has gotten me punished several times)
So there you all have it! The naughty irish imp's lists of rules and restrictions. See....I told you all that my Professor was reasonable. :) Most of them are self explanatory and common sense. A few of them are obviously problem-related and inspired. The longest section is simply a guide for my conduct when I am being punished. Now when I reference my rules list, you'll all feel 'in the loop.' :)