Sure I see that. It was ok for me to accept the students gifts... until I get to wierded out by it, then the clause was there for me use as I saw fit. :wink: I do see the opportunity for the rules to be used for less than ethical means. But the stereotype that studios and teachers use it soley for their benefit or for studios to mainpulate teachers and students is rather unfair. Some people (teachers and students) need these rules otherwise it is a free-for-all. (and I have seen some scary situations!!!) Basically these rules are needed for greener teachers and students. Learn the rules first, break them later. Since later on as teachers and students move on to become more self-sufficient and independant they have generally had time to establish themselves and their boundaries, learning how to avoid the pitfalls that come with unwanted attention. We all speed when it suits us. But that doesn't mean the speeding limit is a bad thing or that it is only there to give money to the town when you are caught. It is there to protect everyone. And everyone bends the rules sometimes.