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Thu, 4th Jan '01, 7:48pm
What is the worst punishment you've ever received and why?
For myself, it was tossing dirt bombs and rocks from the backyard of a house onto the traffic the backyard faced. Four of us were tallying up points on who could hit the most cars as they drove past.
Anyhow, one car stopped and the guy went after us and I was found behind some bushes. I was only 8 or 9 and was terrified! I wouldn't tell the guy where my house was. Then one of the guys who was throwing with me, ratted on me. I was punished for a month and my dad offered to have the dents in the guys car fixed.
Younger still I remember I was into spitballs through a straw. Littered the house with them but I must admit, I had pretty good aim! I may have gotten the wooden spoon.
Another time my parents friends bought me a real ninja star. Thing was awesome! I'd throw it against wood and our tree in the backyard and the damn thing would stick right in. That is, until I learned my bedroom was made with drywall. On my birthday my mother was washing the walls in the house and came across all these little puncture holes in my room. I never saw that ninja star again. That was when I was 10 or 11. 2 weeks of punishment there and my coleco vision was put away, not to mention it was in the middle of summer! ;(
How about you?
[This message has been edited by Sylvus Moonbow (edited January 04, 2001).]
The Fat Egg
Fri, 5th Jan '01, 2:50am
i flicked off a cop after being drunk and speeding in my car, got put in jail for 2 weeks! and was fined 1000 $! DAMN IT!
Mon, 8th Jan '01, 1:14pm
My mother has stolen my internet wire now, because she didn't like the numbers coming from the telephone company. That sucks, but it's not very hard punishment. Have never got that, I guess. Except from lots of lots of painting after some writing on a couple of walls. That hobby got a fast end ;)
[This message has been edited by Mollusken (edited January 08, 2001).]
Mon, 8th Jan '01, 5:22pm
Syl, I think you and I may have had similar childhoods.
I remember when I was five yrs old, our house was right in front of a busy street. I thought it would be fun to throw rocks at the passing cars. My mom couldn't figure out why so many people were honking as they drove by. I think my ass was a bit sore after that one.
When I was about 8 my parents were building our new house, and the drywall had just been completed. All of our furniture was stacked in the middle of rooms so that the walls could be painted. My brother and I found a bunch of drywall dust in a garbage can and realized that if you put this dust into a paper airplane, the plane looked as if it had a smoke trail when it was thrown. We played WWII for a couple of hours. Dust everywhere! I got a spanking, and a couple weeks of hard labour for that one.
I've never been to jail tho'.
Mon, 8th Jan '01, 5:39pm
Moeken - ROTF!!! :D I can see it!
I got blasted when I was about 10 for engaging in bottle rocket guerilla wars in the sand pit behind my house. There were about 11 of us in 3 teams hunting each other through the reeds down by the brook. No one ever scored a direct hit on an enemy, but for some reason our parents didn't think it was such a good idea. Several of us got grounded for most of July. Worst group grounding in the history of my neighborhood!
Mon, 8th Jan '01, 5:54pm
My worst would be when I was about 10 or 11. My friends and I were building a 2 level tree fort in the woods. We were getting all of our building materials from my dad's toolshed and a housing development that was being built next to my development.
We started small, just taking the scraps that were piled up, which I guess they didn't mind...They got pretty made when we took about a dozen planking boards for the floor and walls. The foreman took each of us home and told our parents what we did.
My dad grounded me for 2 weeks, and I had to go to the construction site and help the workers clean up at the end of the day. No beatings...But still pretty rough!
The tree fort looked pretty good though, although we never could quite get the 2nd floor right!
Tue, 9th Jan '01, 2:57pm
How about almost getting expelled from school for not singing the National Anthem?
Singapore's populated by self righteous dweebs, perfect Radiant Heart recruiting ground. Some stupid little girl noticed me not singing the anthem and ratted to the authorities. The ministry of education has a rule that any student showing signs of treason would be expulsed immediately. Luckily a senior teacher at my school intercepted the complaint posted by the Discipline master and threw it away. Lucky me.
Tue, 9th Jan '01, 3:55pm
Treason is pretty harsh for not singing the National Anthem! We had to say the Pledge of Allegiance in school growing up, which, now that I think about it...is a little weird.
But if we didn't say it, no one tried to indict us for treason. You're in Singapore, right?
Tue, 9th Jan '01, 8:21pm
Man, what didn't my friends and I not do when we were kids? One of the funniest things we did was take a whole load of fireworks, empty all the gunpowder out of each of them throwing all of it in a cooler with a few whole fireworks with long wicks. I can honestly say I have never seen a cooler melt like that before! The reason It was a dumb idea though was because it was summer and my friends front yard was dry (the grass) so along with a loud explosion that literally rocked the nieghborhood, we caught the front yard on fire.
Well, we managed to contain the fire within a few minutes with the hose, but not before the nieghbors noticed! We knew we were in trouble so we broke into his house (my friends dad was not home and locked him out) and just waited. Eventually the police came and spoke to my friends Dad when he got home. Needless to say he was in TROUBLE. Don't know what really happened to him punishment wise, though and fortunately his dad never called my parentes.
My punishment was A 3-finger burn on my hand from standing too close to testing out some of the gunpowder. Oh, and a new haircut since it caught my hair on fire too (a little but not much). In the end I went home and told my parents my hand was burnt on a hot stove. So I was lucky. But I did learn my lesson, especially since it took a a few weeks for my hand to heal.
[This message has been edited by EternalPaladin (edited January 09, 2001).]
Wed, 10th Jan '01, 7:32am
Yeah, I'm in Singapore. Crap.
Wed, 10th Jan '01, 11:04am
ROFL! Now I understand why Shura dislikes Paladins!
Now I truly symphatise with you, Shura. I too have come across those kinds of people, heh heh.
But Singapore can't be that bad right? Is everybody like that? I hear that Singaporeans can be quite condescending to others, and that they're foreigner worshippers.
Wed, 10th Jan '01, 3:51pm
I'm quite frequently expelled from school, ussually 2 days sometimes a week, what can I do? The alignment test has proven me Chaotic Neutral. thats the reason,only if the princeple could understand! LOL
Thu, 11th Jan '01, 8:32am
Yeah, you guys come over as tourists and you're treated like Gods. Once you're a citizen, you're expected to be a dedicated slave to the government and society. And as for all that 'humane charity' and 'moral values' crap Singapore is famous for in Asia, it's rubbish. The frigs here do all that charity work because it's MANDATORY to do at least 6 hours of community service as a student or you'll be excluded from the educational system. They uphold those values because it's profitable for them to do so. And they force them upon others so they would not have to feel as if they've lived a lie. No true goodness here, only hypocrisy. Maybe I'm one of them but I consider myself to be someone who treats others as fairly as possible.
Of course, not all of them are like that. (look at me)*sacarsm*. But those who are are in positions of authority and the main rule here is: conform or die. Asian values my ass. In the school auditoriums where no foreigners are present, the students are shown degrading films of other countries compiled by the government. Our neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia are mocked and many an essay topic has been: "Criticise the negative impact American Culture is having on the youths of Singapore today." Condescending to foreigners, yes, but not behind your back. Bigotry and discrimination reign here and democracy is non-existent for the Republic of Singapore. Of course, the fact that the opposition parties are truly a bunch of inept and comical losers may have played a part in that. The chinese, being the dominant race have no qualms about keeping the other races under their boot. Racism is rampant and inter-racial friendships, let alone marriages are frowned upon. It seems like Singapore is populated by paladins. And to Sorl, if you read this, I got very upset by your post because I met a priest here whom when confronted about the inquisition by me, said almost exactly the same thing you typed. Too bad I didn't punch that bastard, though that would have gotten me a life sentence or more. And yes, if my government traces this post to me, I will be considered a national traitor and sentenced to death. Wish I could take a katana and clean up this ****-hole that I live in.
Fri, 12th Jan '01, 4:57am
Dude, I totally agree with what your saying. I've been thinking about that a lot lately. Shura, I think alienation IS a huge problem as well. It's like everyone is influenced under some sort of a cult whether it be an organized religeon, the judicial system, or the government. It's not fair how we are put into all of this. Our parents brought us into this life without our say in the matter. Then we are subjected to live under whatever laws or regulations that we are born into. It's not like we have a say in anything until we grow up. By that time, we can do anything about leaving, we seem doomed to be trapped in this society because it is convienent now that we are used to it by now - the fear of starting all over as a newborn.. a new environment, finding new friends, getting a new job, having to start a new way of life.
Personally, I think anyone should somehow be able to grow up in a world of their own where they follow their own rules and beliefs without being alienated. Live under the a country that you have faith in.
Even immigration into another country is more difficult these days. In the past, when my fore fathers came to this country, they took our names away and gave us **** jobs. I feel like it isn't any different these days. Today, you must marry an American and get a green card just to work. I thought America was all about freedom and justice for ALL. Hell, if you can read, write, and understand the language of the country, you should be able to live and work there if you damn well please.
Fri, 12th Jan '01, 7:36am
Chin, up, fella. I take it that you're a native American? The American ideal is nice but it isn't true no matter how much we wish it might be. Although it may seem cruel, that which comes can only be accepted and if you don't like it, grit your teeth and move on. And the social trap is quite existent too. Alas, the only way to escape is to leave and live the life of a wandering swordsman or something. Not very valid though.
Fri, 12th Jan '01, 8:38pm
If he was native American, where did his forefathers go? Vandalore, are you Italian?
Sat, 13th Jan '01, 5:33am
Yes, why can't people keep their names when they go into America? At least the British are more civilised. :D
Singapore might be dog-**** but it's no worse than it's neighbours, believe me.
I want to live in Canada! :D
Sat, 13th Jan '01, 7:05am
Shura, unfortunately I'm not a pure Native American. However, I do have some Native American in me, however it is so little due to generations that have past on before me. Most of my ancestors on my mom's side come from Sweden and my dad's heritage leads to back to mostly British and English. Although, I will always have a bit of German in my blood. I can't explain, it's sort of an inside thing between my blood brother (not by family but by friend) and I.
I agree Rakanishu. I fear getting drafted is just a matter of time. Living in Canada would be great. They spawn wonderful musicians and excellent chicks. Oh yeah and you have a bit more choices and freedom, that is if you don't piss on a tree or kill a wild animal. As soon as the true WWIII comes, I will be ready in a dark alley with my pistol. Right now, I don't believe in fighting for any country, only for my those who I care about most. Without my father and trustworthy friends, my life would be meaningless.
Is there anybody who would you die for?
Do you think the involuntary act of sacrificing your life for a friend is a weakness?
[This message has been edited by Vandalore (edited January 13, 2001).]
Sat, 13th Jan '01, 3:16pm
Vandalore, you said that your forefathers 'came into this country', which I don't get, coz I presume they would be native american too???
Sun, 14th Jan '01, 6:12am
No, they came over to America. One of them married a Native American Indian really early on. Which makes me like at most 1/16th Am. Indian. Almost bearly worth mentioning..other than for ancestrial purposes I suppose. Bah, I've fallen away from my family connections so much in the past. I'm just now in the healing process with my mom. I'm trying but it always seems she or I say or do something that messes it all up again. Blah, I'm going to go see the Ninth Gate or whatever that devil book collector movie is called.
Well, hey, I have an odd feeling this post is about dead. Hey Shura, do you have AOL IM, Yahoo Messenger, or ICQ?
Sun, 14th Jan '01, 2:47pm
Psst, Shura, now that I know you live in Singapore, would you happen to know how much the 3rd Edition PHB and DMG costs over there?
Sun, 14th Jan '01, 3:54pm
Rak, the D&D books cost about 40 to 50 Singapore dollars in Kinokuniya Bookstore. The handbooks cost around 18. ...Can't afford it....
And Vandalore, here's my icq:73606952
my mom uses the PC alot so if i'm not responding, it's probably her.
Sun, 14th Jan '01, 6:50pm
Shura you are from Singapore right? Yet you do not sound like a Singaporean. For one, you use intelligent words while the common Singaporean uses words like, lah, angmoh, abaden etc. That drives me nuts!
Heck i know what you mean mate, i lived in Singapore for 5 years and i found it absolutly stupid! Everykid was dog tired having to get up from 4am - 6am just to get to a school which is only a few kilometeres away. Plus they just hammered you with Homework and homework! My biggest punishment in Singapore was being cained 4 times for talking once. Plus, i was punched in the arm by a teacher for making a sign. Plus i was slapped repeatedly for not understanding yes UNDERSTANDING a mathematical equation in algebra (i wonder why she never slaped other kids for not understanding similar things...that also goes for that teacher who punched me) which they drilled into you at the age of 11. And Shura this was just in a primary school! Haig Boys school to be exact! And i guess that this "multi-racial" country did a bit in developing myself...a bitter self that is. Singapore is wonderful & happy. It is full of co-operation and love! MY ARSE IT IS!
Hey Shura which part of Singapore do you live in? I lived in Tampanies/Changi.
Sun, 14th Jan '01, 7:00pm
Hey Shura, whats your race? I'm English/Singaporean (Malay). And i also agree on the racism bit. Notice in schools that the different racial groups stuck to only thier race groups during recess. And one other thing that drives me nuts (i'm tempted to use swear words but i'll refrain) is that most of the chinese teachers that taught me always condemed europeans making fun of their ways and speech! And they promote Singlish! Saying its a language! Well its not! Its just plain lazyness! Gobbledespook! God I cringe when i think of schools in singapore! They just indoctrinate you with crap about other nations and countries! I want the PAP removed! And why does Lee Quan Yew have power? He's not the prime minister! He can't make decisions! Yet he still acts as if he still governs singapore!
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 12:04pm
I get insulted a lot by my peers about my speech. I'm chinese, by the way. Even though I fill in my forms as 'human'. I live in Hougang, that's in central Singapore. I'm part-timing as a teacher in a studentcare centre now and the amount of work given to the children is horrible. Bigotry is inbred among the races. The chinese going 'those lazy malays' and the malays going 'those sinful and decadent chinese'. I would say the most tolerant race are the Indians. Of course, I'm just generalizing. And as for Singlish, the govt is now discouraging it, with hilarious results. Lee Guan Yew is the 'Senior' minister, meaning that he is essentially the emperor of Singapore. An ******* he might be, but his efficiency and skill cannot be denied. Singapore is too small and weak to support democracy like America and the PAP's dictatorship is that which has kept the nation alive and prosperous. But damn I hate it.
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 4:31pm
Ah, all that abuse is the same all over Asia. Once in primary school another guy and I were punished severely for not doing homework by a pregnant teacher. She was unusually maliceful during her pregnancy, so I think she went nuts or something.
Anyway after the physical abuse she sent us out of the class so we'd miss the lesson. We were supposed to stand just at the door, at attention, but both of us had enough and said "F*CKIT" and decided to loiter around instead. So we sat behind and outside the classroom instead and chatted.
So this guy was really spiteful towards the teacher, he started saying how unjust it was to be physically abused over homework, and I agreed wholeheartedly. Then his ranting got worse and worse. He started saying he would rape the teacher if he could get his hands on her and such, and I was shocked into silence. We were only 12 at the time!
He started ranting and raving, and he asked me what I'd do, but I was trained better than him and knew to maintain radio silence in enemy territory. I said "Errrr...??!!", but he continued anyway. He even said he'd rape her baby! My God! I asked him, "The baby??! But it did no wrong!". He said he didn't care.
So I sat there in silence listening to his raving, until at last a prefect was sent to call us back into the class. The whole class looked at us strangely and the teacher did no look us in the eye.
Such is the lesson, that violence, even when used with "law" or "justice" will forment greater evil.
I could go on to how people go insane or sociopathic from such treatment, but I won't. Evidently despite the high number of amok cases in Asia us idiots never learn! Everything is TRADITION TRADITION TRADITION. My ASS.
Thank you, I'm done ranting now. :)
Mon, 15th Jan '01, 7:41pm
Well, tradition is good for us, but with this changing and modernizing world, tradition will fall behind with the past quickly.
Yes, I agree, Lee Quan Yew has done a good job of keeping Singapore alive and floating but one thing i can't take is the way he takes everyone to court should they disagree with him! Thats pathetic! And yes the Indian community seem to be the most 'tolerant' people i knew - 3 of my closest friends are indians. I personally see the 3 races as this (no offense is meant here should you be offended)
Chinese - Money makers/finace experts
Malay - Very Friendly race (work best in jobs that require socializing with people)
Indian - Flexible race (in terms of jobs)
Europeans - fill in the odd/specific but important necessities of work
Its upto you on whether you agree to this but from my experiences, this is how I would generalize the races in terms of work.
And so much for nationalism, they say you ought to be proud of your country and that you should protect it and feel proud to be Singaporean when they won't let Malay's be part of the airforce?
OK, calm down now...
The Wise, The Grey
Wed, 24th Jan '01, 9:50pm
When I was 13, I made the mistake of calling my mom a *****. Within moments my dad and I were fighting, wrestling, fisticuffs, the whole enchilada. This surprised the hell out of me because I had never been beaten or anything, although I got the wooden spoon a couple of times when I was young.
In hindsight, I know I was being a little ******* and I deserved what I got. Other than that I've always been well-behaved. Then there was the time I called my femmy 11th grade English teacher a "****in' *****", got a three-day suspension for that...
Thu, 25th Jan '01, 4:32am
Wow people. I have never been punished for anything really except maybe a grounding that was never enforced. Mostly this is becuase I never get caught myself.(scored neutral evil on the alignment test) I never knew about modern life in countries like Singapore. If I had saw and heard such things I would be absolutly shocked. The worst thing I've seen here in the US in a quiet suburban town is a few pansy fool "bullies" taunting me and calling me a devil-worshipper because of the pentacle I wear around my neck. Never any real physical abuse or anything like that areound here. Living like you describe would terrify me, at least at first.
Thu, 25th Jan '01, 7:15pm
Hey, I got Neutral Good. But that's not going to stop me from dividing paladins into smaller pieces!!
Thu, 25th Jan '01, 7:20pm
Shura - You're such a goody - goody! YOU should be a paladin! :D
Or I'm beginning to think you secretly want to be one... ;)
[This message has been edited by Sir Belisarius (edited January 26, 2001).]
Fri, 26th Jan '01, 5:11pm
You'll die for such blaphesmy! :D
Nah, I'm too anti-authoritarian and non-judgemental to be a paladin. My circle of friends who are all evil or chaotic neutral in alignment just get so pissed off with me sometimes.
Besides I abuse smileys. :D
Fri, 26th Jan '01, 5:16pm
You can never have too many smilies! :D
Fri, 26th Jan '01, 8:44pm
Huh. The worst I got was a spanking, a grounding, and no sci-fi reading for a month.
I agree with you, Shura, but what are you gonna do? I say, put up with that crap until you can get outa there, and move to a more 'civilised' country. If that's allowed. (I know nothing of Singapore, except that kids who shave cats and paint cars get caned there.)
As far as community service goes, six hours isn't bad. My old high school, in the USA (New York), is going to require forty hours starting next year.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 5:35pm
You mean Michael Fay or something like that? That idiot deserved the caning.
Frankly I have no mercy nor pity for vandals or animal abusers.
How would you like it if it was YOUR car that was scratched and painted, and YOUR pubes shaved just because you're a cat and can't fight back and have no legal rights?
So I say CANE the ****er, it isn't personal, just the law, because if it's me they'd get a very personal beating.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 5:51pm
I definitely agree here.
If I hate something, than violence towards helpless animals like cats is on the top of the list. Caning is a mild punishment for anyone who enjoys or thinks something like that is funny.
Retarded imbeciles like that make me sick.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 6:11pm
Oh trust me, the bastard deserved it. And a couple more. If someone did that to my car I'd beat the crap out of him with a tire iron.
Sorry, I didn't mean to come across as though I thought that he didn't deserve it. I honestly do not know much about Singapore. Sounds to me like it has a communist government, but I was led to believe that there are few countries that still subscribe to that governmental mindset.
Mon, 29th Jan '01, 8:32pm
The worst punishment I ever got was when I was in the 8th grade.
My sister, who was in highschool took me and my friend to a football game. Afterward she just left me in front of the shcool and took off with her friends. After an hour of waiting for my dad, and trying to get through to someone, we decided to walk to her house.
On the way we almost got beat up by a couple of 10th graders, cause they thought we were someone else they new who had been giving them trouble. After that scary bit, we finally got to her house, only to find out that my mom had called out the cops to find us. She was so angry that we had been missing for 2 and 1/2 hours that she literally grounded me for a year!
She slowly lifted off different punishents as time went on, but did that suck!
Sat, 14th Jul '01, 7:52am
Shura if i was you i would flee the country the first chance i got lol.
Sat, 14th Jul '01, 8:15am
You know there was one this jack@$$ who has this NWN site. Anyway, I came to his site, hoping to liven up his very dull boards and support his site. And what were the thanks I got? He made me into a jester for his own personal sick amusement or whatever reason he might have had. I won't even metion what he had me wearing. Anyway, I really don't know why he did it. I just remember that guy was a jerk. Glad there's noone like that around here. :D
Sat, 14th Jul '01, 9:29am
Crawl, the link, please...
As a member of Anarchists and Harmonium I'm asuring you that jerk who did that needs punishment! :mad: :mad:
Besides, my new acolyte Da Punisher will help me... details: http://www.sorcerers.net/ubb/Forum2/HTML/003086.html
So, the link please.
Sat, 14th Jul '01, 4:03pm
The worst by far is that I have now officially lost my drivers license for TWO YEARS!!! and a fine of 5000kr and I am still awaiting to see if I have to go to jail....
Sat, 14th Jul '01, 10:39pm
My worst punishment, is not being with the person i love the most...my ex-girlfriend...we split last night *sigh*
Mon, 16th Jul '01, 6:01pm
My worst punishment was getting whipped after I created a hole in the wall using my sister's body.
Not that I normally threw my sister around; usually I just hold her down until she stops trying to hurt me. I had done that this time too, but as I stood up and walked away she kicked me in the chest. When I got my breath back, I threw her down a couple steps into a wall. Fortunately it was her rear that made contact so no real harm done, except to the wall. And to my behind the next day when my parents found out.