His rule doesn't work. Monks pretty much act the way other people do though not all monks. Some examples:
Put a jar of jelly or peanut butter that has only a bare smidge left in it, back into the refigerator because you don't want to have to wash it out for recycling. Same thing with milk cartons.
Finish a carton of milk, but don't go to the storage refig and replace it
Finish something but don't write it on the shopping list to get a replacement
Put a jar back but with the top not screwed back on.
Use up the soap in a shower, or shampoo, but don't get a replacement out of storage for the next person.
I could go on, I suppose, but you get the point. On the other hand:
The Rule of Maureen does work. She could take a bad boy like me and make me good. All of the above she would not stand for. So I know the right thing to do because of Maureen, and to this day, I still do as told. If I don't, at least I have some sense I did wrong. We are who we are today, for better or worse, because of someone else, I believe. If you think I am a mess, Maureen did not.
When ordination time came around, she was in the congregation. The question is asked, " Does anyone know why this person should not be ordained?" I thought Maureen would raise her hand and I would be done. She did not. So, thank her when you get to purgatory.