Running into a paddling

Paddling, back in my school days, was a very common punishment – and it wasn’t always strictly recorded, either. My first and only experience of it was at six years old, back in the late 1980s, at a school in the Southern US.

My particular ‘crime’ was running in the corridors. Like most schools, this was a well-known and enforced rule. All us kids knew the rule, and that we could expect to be punished if we disobeyed.

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