Two more submissives (below) confirming the subjugation value of curt instructions! And two wonderful Mistresses who have refined the technique superbly.
You are truly a Goddess! Any submissive male should recognise that reality! i have been subject to curt instructions and as you say, “thank you” is not a part of that…a more appropriate reply after he’s obeyed an order might be…”return to your duties” or “get back to work”!
Mistress – I didn’t comment on your earlier post about using curt commands but it has been a standard part of my Mistress’ approach for a long time. It absolutely changes the nature of “vanilla time” from a partial respite from kink time to an extension of it.
Of course there have to be exceptions for clarity but her general practice is to use only a single word. She never uses “please”, which would suggest a request vs. a command. And, as you said, never “thank you”.
Instead of “get me a cup of tea” she would simply say “tea”. Instead of “get me my yoga bag” she would say “yoga bag” (admittedly two words) and point to where she wants me to put it. Or, instead of “get my my cell phone”, just “phone” (we no longer have a landline phone!) and point to her feet if she wants it brought to her or perhaps point to a table if that’s where she wants it.
There are certainly times in public and vanilla settings where she is much less “curt” – I guess you’d say “more appropriate” – but whenever possible curt has, for some time, been her standard.
That includes when we are with the small handful of friends who are aware of the nature of our relationship. She does not, as you do, have friends that are in active dominant relationships or (as far as I know) even looking for one, but the several who know of ours are clearly drawn to and fascinated by it. My Mistress has invited them to use curt instructions to me, which they started doing very tentatively and now more routinely.