Obedience has many views. This is the viewpoint of CONSULTING, which is an art in itself.
A Jesuit was in his office smoking a cigar as he prayed the Divine Office.
His secretary noticed him smoking and asked if that was permissible.
The Jesuit responded «I don’t know, I’ve never asked. I’ll ask my superior tomorrow.»
The next day, he reported to his secretary that «I asked my superior, and he said,
‘Of course it’s okay to pray while you smoke!'»