My last entry on punishment in school has spurned on several conversations with friends who think paddle swats are normal. The rest of us just shrug and remember sitting in a non-violent detention.
One friend, who asked to remain anonymous due to the controversial nature of his story, told me about his experiences in junior high. Misbehaving children took a specific stance and the principal hit them with a paddle. But between beatings, the principal told Aggie jokes. That is so Texas.
For people who are unfamiliar with the Aggie people group (insert: collective Texas gasp of disbelief) they are alumni or supporters of Texas A&M. I’m pretty sure that when you get your driver’s license here, you have to check a box if you want to donate organs and a box if you are an Aggie. It’s a love, hate option, except for those of us from out of state who just think that A&M football games are cool but weird.