I was ready. Ready to face my submissive feelings, ready to meet a Mistress for the very fist time. But how should I greet Her? I couldn’t say: hello darling, what’s up, could I? Drooling all over Her cheeks also didn’t feel right. I mean, She was a Lady, not a stamp. Pumping Her arm up and down in a meaningless handshake? I just didn’t know and I worried a lot about it. But as She opened the door my instincts set in and I kissed Her hand. Like a gentleman would do. It was that simple. Now, archaeologists have discovered inscriptions on the walls of Pompeii (smothered in lava in 79 AD). One of them says: He who has never been in love can be no gentleman. If we take that as an inspiration for this post, then I would say: He who’s not a gentleman can be no slave. Because you’ll never reach the summit of submission without being considerate, courteous, respectful and well-mannered. Kiss the hand that guides you and take it from there. That’s all there is to it.