Pinstripe with red satin lining, black satin tie, and black or white shirt
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For many years, the Governess lived a life typical for someone of the occupation: living under the roof of a family from a higher social class, schooling their young children, and being treated relatively well but absolutely considered a subordinate – and by no means is “sub” something she identifies as. However, it was not until the children of her most recent family had left for school that her *true* purpose in the household made itself clear – and the most receptive student to her teachings became apparent. “Traditionally the lady of the house eyes someone in my position with suspicion,” says the Governess with a smile. “They think I intend to have an affair with their husband. I would never dream of such a thing – the only people who creep around behind their partner’s backs are just that, creeps. Fortunately, my particular madam had quite another thing in mind. She told me that, now that now the children are out of the house, the real teaching can begin…”
THE GOVERNESS’ TALE
So it was that the Governess, at the behest of the lady of the house, became the live-in domme of the head of the household – the Businessman. A multi-layered power play, the wife enjoys her husband being dominated by another woman, who in turn enjoys the wife’s approval of her dominating the husband, who in turn enjoys being the subject of double-dominance. “It’s unconventional, but it absolutely works,” says the Governess, with all the authority of a headmistress explaining a school’s new teaching method. “With the children I am expected to teach the Three Rs – reading, writing and arithmetic. With my new pupil, though, I’m teaching a far more intricate and advanced version of the Three Rs: rope, restraint and respect.” Outwardly the triad exists and behaves completely “normally”, unseen and unjudged by the prying eyes of the outside world. There are idle whispers, of course, among neighbours and elderly busybodies. But nobody truly suspects that anything salacious is going on – and definitely nothing of the nature of the nocturnal proclivities that actually do. Regardless, the three keep up appearances all the same. And the Governess is very pleased with her new role in the family, by whom she is certainly not considered subordinate. “My relationship with madam – that is what I call her – is quite difficult to categorise. Although in reality I suppose it’s no more complicated than that: she is the madam and I am the mistress. And he is the mister, who obviously comes third! He knows his place by now.”
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