I came across this device recently in a specialty tea room. Its design purpose is to indicate when a tea is adequately brewed in the pot. Some teas take two minutes, some three and some five minutes. When my tea was served in the pot, I was told by the waitress that it would need three minutes of brewing before being ready to pour. She then flipped the device over and the sand began to pour in each glass phial.
Now I know I seem, to endlessly mention having my slaves colour-in their respective fairy colouring-in books, but seeing the timing device immediately had me thinking of a perverted use involving the humiliating tedium of colouring-in. (I will think of uses not to do with colouring-in and post on those tomorrow.)
When colouring-in, the worst humiliation is the slave having to ask their dolly what colour the next item should be, then answer pretending to be the dolly answering. (Always using whole sentences.)
Well; some pages in the fairy colouring-in books have components, such as dozens and dozens of leaves on a shrub, all of which will be the same colour. This means the slave having asked dolly what colour the shrub leaves should be and having answered, the humiliation of asking about the next item colour is many, many minutes away. The slave is saved from the humiliation of the exchange for a long time.
So I am thinking, if I can obtain a device like the one pictured, I could at the outset of the colouring-in session, set the time required for a Dolly Confirmation Request. Each time the slave begins using a new colour, they turn over the device. Assuming I set the time required for a Dolly Confirmation Request at three minutes, then should the slave have been using the same colour for three minutes and the sand runs out, the slave must ask the dolly the following question, (in a lisp of course), ‘Suzette Simperkins, shall I keep using this colour [for the shrub leaves].‘ Then pretend to be dolly answering, ‘Yes, you should keep using that colour [for the shrub leaves] Belindakins’. The slave must then turn the timer over again and resume colouring-in. By this protocol, the maximum the slave could go without the humiliating verbal exchange with dolly is three minutes.