Luckily there are still places in this country in which small problems are resolved quickly and effectively. Take for instance, a typical PE class in a high school in the rural South. A young lady is unable to participate in PE that day as a result of “forgetting” her gym clothes at home. Yes, an honest mistake, and it happens on occasion. The gym coach gives her a gentle warning, her grade is effected a little bit, but no harm, no foul. The next day, the exact same thing happens again. The warning is not quite as gentle, she receives a zero for the day, and is handed a broom to sweep the gym floor while the other girls get their exercise in.
But on the third day in a row without gym clothes, it is time to teach her a lesson and help her remember her gym clothes in the future. She is sent to the locker room to wait, while he gets the rest of the girls started on a gym activity for the hour. Being sent to the privacy of the locker room can only mean one thing, and it is clear by the look on her face that she knows what is coming.
Everyone has seen the paddle that hangs on the wall in his little office off of the gym, but it seems much larger when he walks into the locker room carrying it. There is a brief discussion on the State requiring a certain amount of physical activity a day for each student, and then she is simply told to bend over and present her bottom for her paddling.
Knowing that he gave her every opportunity to remedy the problem, that went from no consequences, to gentle consequences, it is time to teach her the lesson she has fully earned. He is not quick to use the paddle for every little thing, but when it comes out, he uses it to its full potential.
One paddle swat is always enough to get any young lady’s attention, but long term learning is not achieved with a single paddle swat. He knows that the more swats he gives her, the better she will remember in the future to always dress for gym. He is confident that when the paddling is complete that she will indeed have her gym clothes the next day.
He knows that by bruising her bottom with the heavy school paddle that a couple of things will be accomplished. The primary goal is for it to hurt for her to sit for a few days. This will assure that there is not a moment, when her bottom touches anything at all, in which she does not remember exactly what behavior led to that soreness. Even better is the warning this will send to the other girls about dressing for gym. He knows that word of a paddling spreads fast, and when she is changing in the locker room tomorrow, many girls will sneak a peek at her bottom. The freshly bruised bottom will serve as a very real reminder for all of the girls.
From the very hard hitting locker room paddling scene in the member’s area of Realspankings.com.