My Fortune

I got a fortune cookie a month or so ago and I’ve had the fortune sitting on my desk since then.

It says, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this planet.”

Now, is that a perfect fortune for me, or what?

I like service and I appreciate it.  I also like that service has a sort of intimacy about it.

Serving well requires knowing the person you are serving, their likes and dislikes, what they do and do not like.

Serving haphazardly can be more annoying than anything else.

For instance, I don’t drink coffee.

Ever.

Never ever.

I won’t eat food that has a mocha flavor to it.

I dislike it pretty intensely, to a point that even the smell of it, particularly if it’s strong, will make me a little ill.

So, I remember being at a formal Leather Dinner years back and one of my slaves at the time went with me and was serving.

I was pretty annoyed when he offered me coffee.

Um, no.  I’m sorry, have we never met before?

What that says is, I haven’t paid enough attention to know what you like, or don’t, what you prefer, or don’t.  My focus has been on me, not on you.

Service is rent.

I find that it is also satisfying in ways that little else is.  Serving others feed ourselves, I think, too.

I prefer to work when I go to an event, for instance.  Now, it’s true, I want to do what I want to do.  By that, I mean I don’t want to be a dungeon monitor, for instance, because I dislike doing it.

I am a dominant, after all.  I like to do what I like to do, but it’s also true that I would rather do that which I am better-suited for, like presenting or running event.  But just sitting there, not doing anything, makes me feel a little lost.

I should be paying rent.

About MsConstanceExplains

Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, from 1997 to 2007, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. As a member of various BDSM/Leather organizations, she has been nominated for Pantheon Woman of the Year as well as regional awards, and has been nominated with her slave, drew, for Pantheon Couple of the Year. She serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. She produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest, sending contestants to Great Lakes Leather Weekend, and was Presenters Committee Chair for Leather Leadership Conference 2010 Great Lakes/Ontario. She has produced and judged Leather events and contests, been instrumental in the organization and creation of various groups and clubs, advised and encouraged other communities and endeavors, and produced a performance by a BDSM comedian. Groups around the country use her writings in information and introductory packets, and she is an occasional columnist as well. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003.

Posted on December 17, 2012, in Service, Vanilla Life and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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