January 30th, 2008

me and my vulture

Mistress Manners answers the questions you didn't ask

...and some you did.

First, let me clarify:  When I say "respect the Crown", I don't mean "ass-kiss the Crown", "Say yes to everything the Crown wants to do", or "Suck it up and smile", I mean treat the position as something more than the transitory person wearing it.  No matter how bad you think any current King or Queen are, they will step down, and the next Crowns might be wonderful - if anyone bothers to pay any attention to them.  This is what I mean by saying that if you act disrespectfully towards one Crown, your behaviour will serve as an example to newcomers, who will not appreciate the new Crowns because they've been taught that the Royalty don't matter.

(By the way, I am not referencing any particular Crowns, present or past, when I talk about this.  I haven't seen one yet who didn't have some redeeming qualities.)

(No, really.)

But on to the questions.  

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