Idiot’s Guide to Service

Service-y types: Hints and Tips

by RideEmWet

Congratulations, you’re now the proud beneficiary of a service-y type. Whether you own, lease, operate, or merely find yourself in temporary care of that service-y type, this guide will suggest a few hints and tips for the use and care of your service-y type. Every service-y type is unique. This is a feature, as every service-y type beneficiary is also unique. Not every service-y type is suitable for every beneficiary, and vice versa. This guide assumes you have already come to at least a preliminary agreement with respect to use of your service-y type. Hopefully these tips will provide some ideas on how to get the most enjoyment out of such service.

1) Your service-y type likes serving you, but it goes deeper than that. Your service-y type wants to see you pleased, happy, and more comfortable. You will need to work with your service-y type to help them understand how to successfully accomplish that.

2) Your service-y type, being enthusiastic about keeping the focus on you and your needs, may be reluctant to communicate some of it’s operational constraints to you. Therefore it behooves you to carefully explore the features and functions of your individual service-y type in depth.

3) Your service-y type comes with a standard feature known as a brain. This feature allows the service-y type to provide innovative as well as proactive service. It also allows your service-y type to figure out complex tasks with minimal instructions. You may need to help cultivate use of this feature. Give your service-y type an occasional challenge, point them to the some sources of information, and you may well be pleasantly surprised with the results.

4) Your service-y type needs clear directions on your preferences, desires, and whims. It is perfectly fine to change your mind, just be clear that the change of tasking is a result of your wishes and not a failing of the service-y type unit to perform correctly.

5) Your service-y type may benefit from clear service rituals that help the service-y type get in sync with your preferences. This can be important after some period of absence, or if the service-y type unit has been disconnected from service for an extended period. Having to perform other, non-service-y tasks can increase the need for a simple reconnect with your service-y type. Often such rituals can be very simple and routine services that meet your basic needs.

6) Your service-y type will benefit from consistent re-enforcement for good service. This re-enforcement needs to be genuine, but most service-y types do not function well with excessive praise. Excessive praise can make the service-y type invoke self diagnostic routines that lead to false error reports and other negative feedback. The service-y type generally wants the focus to remain on you. Therefore simple feedback is best. A smile, a pat on the head, or a “good girl” are often very reasonable significant re-enforcement. Showing your pleasure by relaxing and benefiting from the service-y types performance is also very good feedback for the service-y type.

7) Your service-y type will likely need regular maintenance. The good news is that your service-y type is probably largely self-maintaining. You merely need to be sure that the appropriate intervals are allowed for your service-y type to perform routine maintenance. These maintenance intervals include the rudimentary functions eating, sleeping, grooming and hygiene. More complex maintenance including down-time and alone time, hobbies, friends, family and other social functions are also part of your service-y types basic needs. Your service-y type may push itself past regular maintenance intervals in an attempt to provide the best possible service to you. You may need to help the service-y type manage it’s schedule to meet your needs and expectations. Part of this is to communicate with your service-y type to let them know your expectations and plans. Giving your service-y type a schedule and some flexibility allows the service-y type to adjust for internal variables, external events, and maintain a happy level of service output.

8) Your service-y type will probably enjoy a mix of things that you could do for yourself, and things that are difficult for you to do for yourself.

9) Similarly, your service-y type will likely enjoy both routine (even reptitious and mundane) service, as well as complex and innovative tasks.

10) Your service-y type may not work well when treated excessively nice. Again, service-y types generally prefer that the focus be on someone else, and treating the service-y type nicely may make them uncomfortable.

11) Failure of your service-y type to perform as expected is best addressed promptly. You need to determine if the service-y type unit failed to understand your directions (shit in shit out), or whether other operator error such as failure to allow for sufficient self maintenance resulted in malfunction of the service-y type unit. In the rare circumstances where the service-y type did not perform due to faults of its own, often expressing disappointment with that performance is sufficient to invoke internal punishment routines in your service-y type unit. Where more extreme measures are necessary, a qualified service repair technician (aka sadist) may be required.

12) Your service-y type may suffer extreme distress if barred from serving. While such occasions can be part of a necessary break (see 6), they can easily send the (wrong) message to your service-y type that their service is not valued, not needed, not appropriate, or otherwise flawed. Therefore it is best to proceed carefully in this situation, provide clear input on the reasons for stopping service, etc.

With these tips you should enjoy extensive and full use of your service-y type. Remember to actually relax and enjoy the service!

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