The Spanking RulerA random reprint from the now defunct Childhood Spanking Memories website:
My mother had a ruler in the odds and ends drawer in the kitchen. It was never to my recollection used for measuring or drawing a straight line. In fact that little metal edge thing had been removed or taken out at some point. But it was used quite a bit for another purpose. In fact, it was always called the spanking ruler.
One reason it was never used for anything else was if one of us took it out of the drawer, Mom would say. "That better get back in there when you're through, or I'll assume you want me to use it."