Burning a Hole in the Carpet

I live near London now, but was brought up in NE England of Scottish parents

I am 2 weeks short of 59

My parents were from Edinburgh
and i can imagine they were strict with you

They were ma’am yes, and I’m afraid I was quite naughty sometimes and deserved to be punished
in what way naughty

typical boy stufff I suppose … I played with matches in my bedroom and burned a hole in the carpet, I was found in places I was specifically told I was not allowed to play in, I threw a ball at my cousin and broke a window … etc, etc
so just the normal kind of thing
nothing too serious
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I suppose, … though they were very unhappy about the bedroom carpet
well no i do not suppose they were
after all they paid for it
how old were you at the time
and what is your name
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My name is Ian … and I think I was 10 at that time
but you must remember the incident very well Ian
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I do … I think it was possibly me at my naughtiest and sorriest
well I am sure you did not mean to burn a hole in the carpet however you should not of been playing with matches in the first place as it was dangerous
you could of set the house on fire
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That is indeed what my mother said
I though it might have been
what else did your mother say
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More what she did … I got a long telling off and then she took my pants down and put me over her knee.
well that is hardly surprising
is it ian
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No … it isn’t ma’am … I knew I deserved it. But I also had to have a little discussion with Dad when he got home too!
and he walloped you as well
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Yes he did … with the slipper … and then I was put to bed
so you got two good smacked bottoms that day
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I did … and some time in the corner and early bed-time. Not my finest day
well supposing you would of set fire to yourself
that would of not been a fine day now would it ian
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No I did realise it was a naughty, silly, dangerous thing to do. And I had been told NOT to play with matches
did you ever play with matches again
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No ma’am, definitely not
well like i say
it could have been alot worse
all you suffered were two sore bottoms
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Yes … so you think I got what I needed?
when you went over your mothers knee
did she smack with her hand
usually she did
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but that day she gave me the wooden spoon
when you went over your mothers knee
did she smack with her hand
usually she did
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but that day she gave me the wooden spoon
so it was the spoon and the slipper
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yes ma’am … a few hours apart
with the words wait till your father gets home
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certainly along those lines, yes
you asked me if i think you got what you needed
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yes ma’am
well in truth I would of dealt with you myself
and given you a further punishment
how ever you would of only had your bottom smacked once
but it would you been a very hard smacked bottom ian
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I see … what sort of punishments
well you would of been kept in for a week
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so a very hard smacked bottom and no playing out for a week
yes
taking into consideration your age
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a smacked bare bottom
yes
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with your hand?
no with my slipper
and there would of been tears
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yes ma’am I always cried
well like i say you would have cried more had you burned yourself
I an I do not wish to sound unkind but were you like a mummys boy
just a burning bottom instead
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I suppose I was ma’am yes … an only child
so you have always sounght the safety of this type of discipline
sought
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I think that is true ma’am, yes
Yes i do understand you ian
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you sound like you have experience in that department
i do but unfortunatly i have now been too ill to be able to do anything Iam
I have smacked the bottoms of both naughty adult boys and girls
perfect
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but I am sorry you have been unwell
Have you ever found anyone to be like a mothers to you Ian
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not really, not properly ma’am
Well I am sure there is someone out there for you
I am I need to go as the carers are coming in with my lunch soon
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I hope … I have a lady that I visit who is like a headmistress to me
well that is good perhaps you can tell me about it anouther time
good bye for now ian and thank you for talking