"We can't discriminate or turn off heat, and now we can't whip? The landlord dream is dead."
No one says "if you're going to act like a child, I'll treat you like one," forces someone 24 years younger to take off their pants, and then whips them with a belt on a whim. This is something Ron Kronenberger has been acting out mentally for a long time. Maybe he had hoped it would be an even younger man (or woman, apparently some guys are into that), and the 29-year-old was just the first to give him a remotely good enough excuse. Maybe he does it all the time and everyone else just takes the marks for free rent. Two things are for sure, though: that 29-year-old is never going to feel comfortable with rough stuff again, but he'll also never be late on rent.