6 Of The Best
I only once got 6 of the best. I was 16 and got caught with 2 friends enjoying a crafty Woodbine whilst out on a Xcountry run. The prefect who caught us told us to report immediately to the Head of PE's office. We were not allowed to change first and were only dressed in singlets and thin cotton PE shorts (strict no pants rule). After what seemed an eternity he arrived and called us in. We were told that this was a very serious offence that usually merited suspension. However, as none of us had previously been in trouble he would, this once, offer us a choice, the cane or suspension. Some choice! We chose the cane. I was called forward first and told to bend over his desk. I received 6 real stingers that soon made me cry despite my efforts not to. Then both my mates received theirs, they too being reduced to tears. When he had finished he told us to compose ourselves before leaving his office to shower and change. Needless to say, we never attempted to smoke at school again.